Monday, January 29, 2018

A Black Magic Hydrangea

Recently a fellow coach made a card using her version of the Black Magic technique.  I hadn't thought of this technique in years and pretty much followed how she did it.  I think it turned out pretty good.

First I swiped some Whip Cream PanPastel from our Party Pop PanPastel collection on  Black Licorice card stock  with the large sponge in the Journey Sofft Tools to stop any embossing powder from sticking where it isn't wanted. The I stamped the gorgeous hydrangea from our new Bloom Burst using Clear Pigment ink then embossed with our Journey White embossing powder.  I heat set the powder with a Heat Gun.  I put some of our Gesso on a piece of Clear View Sheet and added a bit of water to thin. Using a Medium Blending Brush I "painted" the thinned Gesso on the flower, leaves, and stem and let dry.  Then I picked my desired colors from our Color Burst pencils.  I colored the flowers first with the lightest color then with the darkest color around the centers. I also colored the leaves and stem using 2 shades of green. I then splattered this with Whip Cream Silk.  I layered the stamped piece on Pool Play and Deep Lilac card stocks.

I stamped the text from the stamp set using Clear Pigment ink on a small piece of Black Licorice card stock and embossed with White embossing powder then heat set. I also splattered it with Whip Cream Silk and layered it on the same colors of card stock.  A few Pearls completed the card.

This card really pops in real life, the pictures just do not do the card justice.  Have you tried this technique lately?  Give it a try!  It's relatively easy (though a bit time consuming) and makes for a stunning look!


1 comment:

Camille Short said...

Adorable card! Looks like a fun technique.