January 2016: Faux Cloisonne

This Month’s challenge is one of my favorite: Faux Cloisonne! I’m going to walk you through this wonderful technique and I hope you give it a try!  It is easy and with a little practice you will have an outstanding bit of art for your cards!

What you will need:
  • An “outline” style stamp,
  • A pigment or heat embossing ink pad.
  • Heat embossing Gold powder.
  • Heat tool (or a toaster if you don’t have a heat gun!).
  • Watercolors, or watercolors markers
  • Fine paint brush
  • Watercolor paper
  • Standard card making supplies
This Beautiful Line style stamp is from my Art Neko Collection and works perfectly for this technique!
I purchased a Versa Mark Embossing Stamp pad a few years ago and re-ink it with plan ol’ glycerin. This bottle will last years and only costs 2.99.
Stamp your image, and cover with heat embossing powder, for the maiko I used gold.
Heat embossed on watercolor paper, ready for painting
I am using a product called H2O’s, these are a lovely shimmery watercolor.
I simply painted in the embossed lines, a little at a time. I tend to go from dark to light and let the paper absorb the pigments.
This really only takes a few seconds and the tiniest amount of paint on a fine brush.
You can see just how pretty this is and it is really very easy!
Here is my finished card:
Another example using another Art Neko Stamp and  Liquid Pearls to paint with:
 I hope you try this, most likely you already have everything on hand that you need!
Happy New Year!
Ginny M
January Technique Challenge Cards
Card made by Chris B

Card made by Chris B

Card made by Monica Hoffman

Card made by Monica Hoffman

Card made by Emilie Boyd

Card made by Emilie Boyd

 

Card made by Carolyn Summers

Card made by Carolyn Summers

 

Card made by Carolyn Summers

Card made by Carolyn Summers

 

Card made by Barb Ingerson

Card made by Barb Ingerson

 

Card MAde by Emilie Boyed

Card MAde by Emilie Boyd

 

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