Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Technique



My good friend, Sandy, taught me a new trick using Liquid Applique and Chalk.


It's a very simple technique and looks fantastic when completed. I decided to use two different Thomas Kinkade images which have a variety of flowers for my base. I've tried to give you a better view by photographing my cards at an angle ... hoping you can see the dimension this technique gives the flowers on these images. You can also click on any of the photos for a larger view!



The images were stamped using India Ink Black onto Glossy White paper. Then were colored with various SU inks & inking nibs. I didn't color the entire image ... I left the flowers plain because I would get my color from the liquid applique/chalk technique. However, I think next time I will try coloring in the flowers also ... I don't think you'll get that white hallow around the applique if there is color in the background.
After coloring your image, apply liquid applique over the floral part of the image ... either using little dots or following the line of the flower ... use your heat gun to "puff" up the liquid applique. Give it a couple minutes to dry then color in by using a makeup applicator (or chalk applicator of your choice) and just brushing lightly over the puff with chalk. That's all there is to it!!


Coloring in the Thomas Kinkade images takes a little more time than some other images but it's always worth that additional time ... using this method of dimension adds that little extra element of style to a card that we are all looking for. I'm anxious to try this method on other images.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! (Hubby Update: he's feeling fairly well this weekend and intends to go to work this week ... that is of course until Friday when the next round of I.C.E. chemo begins. Thanks for all your prayers ... they are obviously working!!)

23 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! Is there a tutorial somewhere to learn the technique?

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  2. These are absolutely gorgeous! I love Thomas Kinkade art! You did such an awesome job coloring his stamps!! I don't have any of the stamps, but will definatley give this technique a try with another stamp!

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  3. Wow...these look great. I'll have to practise that technique...or at least give it a try.

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  4. Wow, this is beautiful!! I've never used chalks, but if this is the result I may have to put it on my to-try list!

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  5. What a fantastic idea! I guess you don't need to buy all the different colors of Liquid Applique either if you do it this way. Such a beautiful card too! Great coloring.

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  6. I love this card, it is breath taking, in fact when I first came onto your blog, I thought you were sharing a painting...really! Beautiful, just beautiful!
    www.nelliesnest.blogspot.com

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  7. Your card came out so beautiful and your coloring is superb! excellent work!!!!!

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  8. Beautiful coloring! I can't believe that worked with chalks. I love the Thomas Kinkade stamps and am always afraid to get one for fear I won't be able to do it justice.

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  9. cool but what is the technique?? did I miss it?? how do you add your color to the liquid applique??

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  10. I'm always a bit intimidated by these stamps and creations like these are the reason why! They are just beautiful - fabulous work!

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  11. What a great idea to have lots of colors of liquid applique but only having to own white.

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  12. WOW! WOW! WOW!!!! These are GORGEOUS!!!!!! Thanks for the technique tip.....will definitely give it a try!!!

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  13. Totally gorgeous and what a very interesting technique!! Thanks for sharing!! ;)

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  14. What a great technique Darlene, hope to give it a try soon. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the link to Kris Dickinson's blog, I absolutely love it! Finally was able to get you on a feed thru my new ISP - now I can really keep up with you. Glad to hear Mark is feeling a little better, and hope that all continues to go well. Take care my friend. Dru

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  15. Stunning cards! I think it is so hard to color those images and you did a perfect job!

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  16. Darlene, oh my your card is just beautiful. I love your new technique. Great job and great news about DH. I will continue to pray!!!

    Joan

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  17. OMGosh, that is fabulous! I want to see one of those in person next time we're together!

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  18. this is gorgeous! Love how this technique looks on these stamps!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.....I appreciate it Darlene!!

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  19. Hi Darlene, hope to run into you at June's sometime soon. I'd love to see these in person. They look beautiful....

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Darlene