Saturday, May 26, 2007
Faux Mosiac Technique
I made this 5 x 6 1/2" card this morning using my Faux Mosaic Technique. This is a technique I came up with last year (I think) as a way to color a open image without actually having to color. Some people are intimidated by coloring and others love it. Even if you are one of the latter folks like me,you know it is very time consuming.
This Single Cone Flower image is from Cornish Heritage Farms. Drawn by Asela Hopkins. I saw the stamp on her blog. Blog surfing is going to cost me a fortune!
The saying stamp was also purchased from Cornish Heritage Farms, and is Sonlight Stamps.
I love that saying and try to live it. We don't always have control over where we end up, but we can make the best of it while we are there.
I'm encouraged by the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis. With God's help, if he could be successful as a slave and in prison, surely I can bloom in whatever state I land.
How did I make this card?: I used a small square piece of rubber left over from trimming a stamp set. The main image was stamped with a permanent ink on white glossy paper. I inked it with Lavender Lace, Old Olive, and Creamy Carmel (all dye inks) to do the different parts of the design. The purple cardstock is Lavender Lace from SU and the green textured is Bazzill Ivy. I picked up on the mosaic theme in the background by embossing it using a Big Shot texture plate.
Here are two more examples and the inspiration for this technique:
This particular line of stamps, called Tender Thoughts ,is from Eureka Stamps. They are complete card designs. There is a main image that pretty much fills the front of an A2 card. There is also a verse for the inside and an accent stamp for the inside or the envelope or wherever you want to put it. I got these stamps because the pictures are beautiful and the verses are so appropriate. The only downside is it takes a while to color it normally. I was trying to come up with a way to complete a card fairly quickly with these large stamps.
The Get Well card was covered with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.