Welcome to the Totally Techniques Blog Hop! I’m Lynsay Mahon, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Each month our international team features projects based on a specific technique.
This month our theme is “spritzing.” I’m a big fan of this technique and love the simplicity in which you can add colour to a project using Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Spritzers.
These spritzers provide a fine mist of colour when adding ink refill and water or alcohol to the chamber. I personally like to use alcohol as it dries on paper much quicker. After filling the chamber, I add about 15-20 drops of ink refill to get a saturated colour on the project.
For today’s project, the I used the Stampin’ Spritzers in two ways. The first way was to dye the Snowy White 12×12″ Velvet Sheets. These sheets take the colour really well! Once the velvet had dried I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder to get the snowy, Coastal Cabana coloured background.
I love the texture on texture look of the snowflakes in the background!
The second way I used the spritzers was to colour the Basic White Cardstock of the snowflake die-cuts. This gave an ombre effect that helps build more colour coordination into the project.
The black snowflakes are cut out using the Stitched Snowflakes Dies. One tip that makes adhering the so much easier is to apply Adhesive Sheets to the back prior to die-cutting. Then you can peel off the backing and stick to the card front like a sticker! No more messy glue.
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a couple of spritzing techniques. Be sure to hop along with the rest of the team to see more techniques!
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