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Technique Junkies: She Sells Sea Shells….

Happy Wednesday Junkies!  It’s the Crafty Nurse here back with more beachy fun.  We hope you are enjoying your summer and have found some crafty time for yourselves.

Today I am bringing you an oldie but a goodie technique called, “Spritzed Stone Tutorial” originally developed by Kimm Bennington-Thompson in 2009.  This technique can be used with any alcohol markers but the important element is the 91% alcohol.  This is stronger than your normal rubbing alcohol and can be purchased at the pharmacy.  Make sure you are working in a well ventilated area as it’s a bit strong, but I love the outcome.

After creating the background, I stamped the July release Technique Junkie stamps called, “Shells PS009” and coordinating sentiment from the same set.  I then layered the “burlap” stencil by Tim Holtz using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  On top of that I flicked Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray in “Shabby Turbine Teal” and Heidi Swapp color shine in gold. To finish off I distressed the edges and layered it on coordinating papers.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog today and make sure you make some time to play!

Signing off for now,

The Crafty Nurse

 

Ellen Hutson’s June Pin Sight Challenge

Happy Saturday!  Today I’ve made a card for Ellen Hutson’s Pin Sight Challenge.  This is a super fun challenge that offers a great prize!

Here’s the inspiration:

Pinsight

 

I began by stamping Wish Big by Julie Ebersole in Hero Arts Shadow Ink then colored them with Copic Markers.  I added some highlights in the balloons with my favorite white Signo Uniball then splattered with gold and black.  I added the card panel crooked to give a little birthday whimsy.

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Ellen’s Pin Challenge

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Seize The Birthday

 

Technique Junkies Journal Page

Hey Junkies!  Today I’m sharing a page I made in my art journal using a few gorgeous Technique Junkies Stamps called, Let’s Face It 1 – #P006Classy Swirls #S505, and Mae West Sentiments #PS004.

I started by stamping the Let’s Face It on book paper with archival ink and colored her in with Silks. To make the background I used a brayer to add Dina Wakely acrylic paint and stamped the Classy Swirls also with archival ink, but this time in Cobalt Blue. I didn’t use the entire stamp, but portions of it while just holding it in my hand. I then added some molding paste through stencils and applied the face on with gel medium.  I splattered both black and gold ink as well as edged the page with gold Krylon.  To highlight the molding paste I took Viva’s Inka Gold Metallic Rub and applied it direct to paper with my fingers. I love that gold shimmer.  To ground my picture I added some Faber Castell Pitt Pen around the image and smoothed it out with my fingers.  Because there was gel medium on the page if you work quickly, it moves well and allows that shadow to be developed without harsh lines.

Journal Page - Let's Face it I; PO006 & Mae est Sentiments PS004 - wm

I sure hope you’ve had a chance to visit the new Technique Junkies site as well as the Design Team blog, where there are some great tutorials.

Signing off for now,

The Crafty Nurse!

 

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