Monday, October 10, 2011

A Confession with Negative Positive Technique by Judy Jackson

Howdy from Judy Jackson. I miss spring and summer already but here it is fall by the time you read this! Fall is a time to be thankful -- well everyday as well! And there I was in my craft/stamp room working away on cards for the October-November Technique Junkie newsletter. The Negative-Positive technique is a fun one to do - and so is deciding which stamps you have that will lend itself to this technique. I had decided to use a house mouse stamp i have for a card with this technique.

I was coloring away with my Copic markers on my chosen image -- and looked at my coloring and that is nice, I think I am finished and ready to assemble my card. Oops. I colored the entire image and I was supposed to cut it in half and only color one side -- hence the Negative-Positive technique. And so now what?

One of the things I have heard many times and have told fellow stampers is, "There are no mistakes in stamping, but only opportunities for creative fixing!" I was not going to put my colored image for a later card and start over! So I stamped another house mouse image, cut it out, placed one cut out image on top of the other and made any necessary trimming. Then I proceed to follow the rest of the instructions for the Negative-Positive technique and assembled two cards instead of one!

This house mouse stamp is from Stamparosa and the words are form Stampin' Up.

I hope you are having a fine creative day. Remember mistakes are only opportunities to be creative!

Judy Jackson