Tuesday, October 2, 2007

My moment of fame




I was asked to share a workshop wow at the Orlando regional last week. It was one of the funnest things I've done! I absolutely loved it! Shari was kind enough to get some pictures of me. When SU called and asked me to present, they told me I could do whatever I wanted and I had 5 minutes. Not a whole lot of time! I asked a few of my customers what they had seen me demo that was WOW to them. They seemed to like this craft schooshing technique, so that is what I showed. It is a super easy technique that I kind of morphed from other techniques over the ages. The way I do it is to take a sheet protector and split the seams so it is only attached, front to back, on the side with the ring holes. Open it up and schmoosh craft ink, I used the spots, randomly on one side. Using another color, do the same on the other side. I try and use colors that will look pleasant when they are combines. Like, red and blue, pink and yellow, any color and silver, etc. This card uses red and blue. When both sides are inked, close the protector and schmoosh the colors together. You can even slide the sheet protector around to ink up spots you may have missed.
When you have a good blend, open it back up. Take two pieces of Glossy cardstock and put them matte sides together. Put the paper inside the sheet protector and close it up again. The craft ink will transfer onto the paper. Glossy works best because it dries slower and gives the ink a chance to dry more evenly. You can leave it like that or quickly add embossing powder while the ink is still wet. For this card, when it was dry, I stamped the doodle flowers over top of it in the same blue and then colored them in using the Aquapainter and craft ink. This next one uses green and orange craft ink. I was going for a spooky Halloween feel, so the colors blending to a dirty color worked. I made a ton of samples for this, so you will be seeing more!

4 comments:

Sharon said...

WOW! That's pretty exciting! I bet you had fun and did a super fab job!

mj albright said...

How exciting! I would have been shakin' in my boots:) I'm sure you did a great job.

Jenni said...

Wow! What an honor! I haven't done this technique yet but am anxious to try it - Does the bat card have 2 or 3 colors on it? Might have to give it a try in the near future!

Patty Bennett said...

Beckie, I saw your workshop wow played on the Stampin' UP! Bermuda Cruise and I used it in my class this week. I've posted it to my blog: www.pattystamps.com for 6-13-08. Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration! Patty