October 08, 2017

Choose Joy


Still keeping with the "dark" theme (only this time with a more positive bent), I'm sharing a tag made with an interesting technique that may be new to you.

Using a clay-coated paper (like Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper) and Createx Pure Pigment Colors, a background is created that, once dry, can be scratched into to make a design.

I found a tutorial here that describes a variation of this process in more detail. If you've ever tried Scratchboard, you'll see that this technique is a close-cousin made better because the surface has color.


I used a Tim Holtz Halloween stamp (from last year) for the bird image then used the point of my Exacto knife to scratch-in the details and added shading over the marks with watered-down ink and a paint brush.

I'm linking to Simon's Monday Challenge Blog where it seems the "Walk on the Dark Side" theme was just what the doctor ordered to get me out of my recent creative slump. Go figure!

7 comments:

  1. Wow.... this is such a gorgeous tag! The colors are stunning! :)

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  2. Got to find out about this technique! Wow!! I can see a toad,snake,cat,pumpkin, and Lizards!

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  3. Love this tag! The background is beautiful, and the details on the bird are amazing.

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  4. I just LOVE that amazing tag!!! Very very nice image and backgrounds!!!
    Henry

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  5. Beautiful. Love how you sprad the colors and how they blended. Thank you for Walking On The Dark Side with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  6. Wow this tag is simply perfect, that background is awesome. Hugs.

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  7. Gorgeous background...just a wow. I LOVE this technique! PINNED!

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