Welcome to Novemeber’s Totally Techniques International Design Team Blog Hop! I am Lynsay Mahon, from Edmonton, Canada, and you have just arrived here from the talented Nadine Weiner from Germany.
This month we are focusing on a technique called “Polished Stone.” This technique creates a marbled background that has the look of stone.
Here’s how to accomplish this technique:
- Pour rubbing alcohol onto a cotton pad and fold it into a bull clip to hold it.
- Take two coordinating, light colours of reinkers, and put drops onto the saturated cotton pad. I prefer light colours, as they are more subtle, but you could experiment with dark colours and see what you like best.
- Use a toothpick to add a few drops of shimmer paint onto the cotton pad.
- On Glossy Cardstock, pounce the cotton pad over the entire sheet until it is covered in colour. The alcohol will spread the colours and shimmer paint together.
- Take a dry cotton pad and remove the excess ink and colour. This will create a softer look.
Now… I have to admit. At this time of year, I’ve made hundreds of Christmas cards, so I find it fun to make “not” Christmas cards. 🙂 I hope you don’t mind seeing some sneak peeks from our upcoming Occasions Catalogue! These products will be available to demonstrators on Dec. 5 and to everyone in January.
For my first project, I used Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink as the two reinkers and I used Gold Shimmer Paint to create this look:
You can see the first one was very saturated and I opted to use the second one which was more muted:
Check out the beautiful epoxy hearts! I love how subtle they are!
For my second project, I opted for two coordinating colours: Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink and used the Platinum Shimmer Paint for a more subtle shine. I love the effect:
I stamped over the glossy cardstock with Basic Grey to create this look:
You can see I brought in the Epoxy Hearts again, but this time I used my Stampin’ Blends to colour them, to give them a subtle pop of colour.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these two sneak peeks using the Polished Stone technique!
Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop – we have a talented group of demonstrators from around the world sharing their version of this technique! Keep hopping by clicking the links below:
Product List – Live in Canada? Click on the links below to be transferred to my online store to shop for these, and other Stampin’ Up! products: