A new a year and a Fresh Challenge for Oriental Stamp Arts

This year I have taken on the challenge of teaching a technique every month at Oriental Stamp Arts!

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
Watercolor paper
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!
Ginny M


Mary R. said…
these are really beautiful..thank you so very much.

Beautiful images wonderfully painted Ginny. And thank you so much for sharing the glycerin tip - I have been wondering how to refresh my Versamark pad.

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