This Month's challenge is one of my favorite: Faux Cloisonne! I'm going to walk you through this wonderful technique and I hope you give it a try! It is easy and with a little practice you will have an outstanding bit of art for your cards!
What you will need:
An "outline" style stamp,
A pigment or heat embossing ink pad.
Heat embossing Gold powder.
Heat tool (or a toaster if you don't have a heat gun!).
Watercolors, or watercolors markers
Fine paint brush
Standard card making supplies
This Beautiful Line style stamp is from my Art Neko Collection and works perfectly for this technique!
I purchased a Versa Mark Embossing Stamp pad a few years ago and re-ink it with plan ole glycerin. This bottle will last years and only costs 2.99.
Stamp your image, and cover with heat embossing powder. I am showing black here It photographed a little better, for the maiko I used gold.
Heat embossed on watercolor paper, ready for painting
I am using a product called H2O's, these are a lovely shimmery watercolor.
I simply painted in the embossed lines, a little at a time. I tend to go from dark to light and let the paper absorb the pigments. This really only takes a few seconds and the tiniest amount of paint on a fine brush.
You can see just how pretty this is and it is really very easy!
Here is my finished card:
Another example using another Art Neko Stamp and Liquid Pearls to paint with:
See how simple? I hope you try this and if you love
Oriental Stamp Art, Check out the OSA Group!
Thanks for stopping by, Happy New Year!