Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Like It Love It Gotta Have It Challenge for May: Black on Black

This month I'm putting a Paper Wishes spin on a technique I learned from Nathalie Metivier of Magenta. She teaches this easy technique using black embossing on black cardstock. I decided to see how black Dazzles would work and it worked like a charm! This looks nice as well using white Dazzles on white cardstock.

First, select the Dazzles you want to use and place them on your cardstock:

Then, just begin to put spots of color in different areas. I like to use the metallic and pearlescent water colors by ArtQuest. You can try this with Twinkling H20s, or Smooch too.

Now start with another color:

Continue with a third color if desired. You don't want to go too crazy with too many different colors! You'll want to blend the edges where the colors meet one another so the effect is smooth.

Here's another example where I colored in only the image, not the background:


Karenliz said...

Nancy, love your cards. Beautiful. I haven't tried that technique yet. I will have to give it a try.

Cheryl said...

Nancy, this is really beautiful. I don't know that I have the proper ink to try it, but I'm going to have to figure out some way! Very pretty.

Becca Sadler said...

Nancy: thanks for showing a new technique! I'm wondering too like Cheryl about using other products and what the finished look might be. I guess it's time to start some creative experimenting!!!

Nancy said...

I'm thinking Smooch or Twinkling H20s would work well. You might get a similar, but softer look with chalks.

Precious Thoughts said...

Nancy you made this look so easy but I got color everywhere including the baby so I had to start again!! I used my brilliance ink pads & a water brush, I would love to try this with some mica powders.

Jennifer M. said...

These are so pretty Nancy, but I don't have any watercolors to play with for this technique. Its really cool though and very easy to do with the dazzles it seems. :-)