Saturday, May 15, 2010

Metallic Parchment

Kathie McGuire is stuck on Metallic Parchment (4/2010)! That's right. I'm hopelessly helpless when it comes to this technique. It first came to me as one of my TJ Designer assignments, so I had no choice but to try it. It looked simple enough, and well, I already had of the necessary supplies to do it. So, off I went to try Metallic Parchment.

I felt lucky to have been assigned a technique that only had a few simple steps (I admit, sometimes I should be called the Slacker Stamper!). And I was excited to learn a new technique where I could use my alcohol inks, since they are often the most neglected inks in my cabinet. And then there's that huge pile of tissue paper waving at me from the top shelf every time I walk past it in my garage. And lastly, I was giddy when I was able to get out my metallic acrylic paints that seldom get any use.

Fast forward 5 minutes and I had my first piece of Metallic Parchment in my hands. I was overjoyed with the results, to say the least. Since I chose one of my favorite color combinations (teal/torquoise/purple/copper), I thought this pallette was just right for a southwest/desert image. I found my Taylored Artwork stamps couldn't be more perfect. I stamped the image with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and added copper embossing powder to coordinate with the MP background. The image is colored with Watercolor Crayons.

If you haven't tried Metallic Parchment yet, you are missing out on one of the fastest, easiest and most stunning techiques ever featured in the TJ Newsletter. It may be my all time favorite!

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