Monday, June 23, 2008

Black Magic (and I don't mean voo doo)

I have been itching to try my hand at the black magic technique. It was easy, really! I stamped the large stamp from SU Fabulous Flowers on black cardstock with Brilliance Moonlight White ink 3 times. Then I used two colors of Prismacolor pencils and a blender pencil to color in the petals. After that was done, I outlined all the petals with my trusty Signo white pen, then cut out all three layers carefully. I was testing a new glue for UHU called Twist and Glue and it worked wonderful with the paper layers. It's especially good if you use an embossing folder like I did with the Swiss Dots. Don't know if you ever noticed but using snail adhesive flattens the embossing. The Twist and Glue didn't do this. So I recommend this for paper work. It didn't glue the bow down as well because this ribbon is sheer. I used the snail adhesive for that. Try this technique. It takes awhile to do the coloring but it's worth the effort.


amitchell said...

Thanks so much for the review and I'm so glad you liked the glue and that card is amazing. Great technique and colors.

Carin said...

I don't know about "black magic" but the card is definitely magical!

Diane said...

This is a beautiful card. I have tried something like this once, but mine was not anything as nice as are one talented lady!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Mary,
This is beautiful! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for visiting my site. You had asked about the blender pen refills, I have found them at a few locations. Here is a link to one of them
Take care and keep up the fabulous work!

deb mills said...

this is beautiful, mary! i've enjoyed your blog. you do great work, both with paper and in the garden! thanks for visiting my blog. you asked about the stamps i used. the set is "thankful thoughts", sold in the 2003 SU summer mini catalogue. there are four silhoutted images of children. i love this set and use it often.
have a great weekend!

Mel M. M. M. said...

This is so outrageously pretty! You are making me want to try this, but I promised myself I do a week's worth of gesso technique posts.... That glue sounds great. I'd love to give you an award, if you don't already have it: it's here :0) Thanks for all the inspiration!