Totally Techniques – Polished Stone

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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.

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Here’s how to accomplish this technique:

  1. Pour rubbing alcohol onto a cotton pad and fold it into a bull clip to hold it.
  2. 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.
  3. Use a toothpick to add a few drops of shimmer paint onto the cotton pad.
  4. 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.
  5. 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:

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You can see the first one was very saturated and I opted to use the second one which was more muted:

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Check out the beautiful epoxy hearts!  I love how subtle they are!

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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:

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I stamped over the glossy cardstock with Basic Grey to create this look:

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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.

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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:

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Order of November Hop
Zoe Tant United Kingdom
Nadine Weiner Germany
Lynsay Mahon Canada——–> You are here 🙂
Barbara Meyer Austria
Kelly Acheson United States

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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:

4 thoughts on “Totally Techniques – Polished Stone

  1. First – blown away by how clever you are to use a bull dog clip! Second – how truly beautiful are your projects? Love the subtle colour schemes and the stamp sets you are highlighting – seems we are excited for the Occasions Mini . . . Gorgeous Lynsay!


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