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Wild Things Color Blocking from NAChattin.com

Wild Things I Know I Love

It all started when I decided to see how Poison Ivory card stock took layers of colors and inks. I stamped the image of the curvaceous and wild-haired art doll twice onto a scrap left over from a very different project (Hands and Hearts Scrapbook Page).

 The art doll image was layered and layered with colors of Bic Mark-it™ pens and Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze™ pens. After all the coloring I darkened the black stamp with the black gel pen to make the design look hand painted. Even after all these layers and layers of ink—the Poison Ivory never warped, buckled, or lost its smooth shimmering finish. 

Once I saw how great it colored—I ran with the technique and am only showing you a small portion of what I finished. The others were in such different styles that I want to hold posting them.

 Thin Ice Card:

The Ultra High Glossy- from Paper Temptress sets a perfect stage for this vibrant color blocked card. I first learned this technique from my fabulous friend Lynn Barwald. The original tutorial called for using Staz On™ ink, but I substituted alcohol re-inkers and felt applicators. 

  • The color blocking technique here involves masking off portions of the card panel cut from Ultra High Glossy-.
  • Use a couple pieces of straight edge scrap paper to cover every area you are not working on and just swipe bright ink onto the open portion.
  • Once the spaces have all been swiped use border stamp in the blackest ink you own to define the edges.
  • Give some or all of your colored sections a subtle background using rubber stamps inked in a soft grey ink.
  • You can also doodle in your own backgrounds as I did on the green and pink areas with more gel pens.
  • Stamp sentiment onto the center portion.
  • Use pop up adhesive to attach the doll or your choice of focal images.
  • Matt the entire piece onto black card stock scored and folded into your card shape.

            I created a matching envelope out of thetext weight Nero Black Cardstockstock to continue the dramatic flair of this card. 


Revel in the Moment Commonplace Book

In the spirit of surrounding myself with art and decorating everything I like to use altered notebooks for my daily planning list. This project base uses an inexpensive soft bound black 8.5 by 11” notebook. 

The color blocking in this case was done with card stock and accented with die cuts, markers, and printed tape. The focal images were all done on poison ivory in the technique described above. Other card stock used: 


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