Friday, April 17, 2015

Paints and Color and Stencils - Oh My!

TJ Inkspirations
Techniques, Tips and Creative Ideas to Inspire your Muse
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A Little about the paints...

There are three different and unique products in the line. The Sorbets are a Dimensional Medium that are transluscent and have a subtle sparkle that is just beautiful. They resist the Colorations Sprays.

The Velvets are matte and slightly less translucent. They also resist the Colorations sprays.

The Clear Coats are translucent gel mediums that have either a gold, silver, iridescent or frost pearl finish. Again, they resist the Colorations sprays when dried.

The Colorations are Matte sprays that can be used on any porous surface.

All of the paints and sprays may be air dried, or dried with a heat tool.

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Stamping and Coloring Vintage and Realistic Stamps

Dear Pat, 
Sometimes you try a new product and just simply fall in love. It has been like that for me with the Art Anthology line of products. The Dimensional Mediums and Stencils are a perfect marriage with stamps. I love that I can use them for an elegant look, or for something more grungy, both with gorgeous effects.

I have two Techniques below, and there will be more ideas posted to my blog ( and the Design Team Blog ( over the course of this week. We have plenty of ideas for you! Don't forget that the Sensational Stencils CD is filled with plenty of ideas, too.

I would love to share my love for these with you! All of the Art Anthology products will be 10% off until next Friday (4-24-15). Read on for some tutorials, and then consider joining our contest for a $75.00 shopping spree, too!

Color and Resist
This is a technique that we are doing as a Make and Take in our booth all this year (with a couple of exceptions). 
 Start by stamping an image in cardstock (we are using a tag here) in StazOn ink. Our Example uses Let's Face It 1 from the Palettini Line.
As an optional step, the hair, lips and eyes of the stamp were painted to add interest. The beauty of the Art Anthology paints is that they resist the Spray Colorations Limeaid Velvet was used on the eyes, and Desire was 
used on the lips, and Portobello was used for her hair). they have a raised texture when dry. After the eyes and lips are dry (you can dry them with a heat tool), Paint on a Clear Coat (Dazzle was used here - it has a golden sparkle). Dry with

 a heat tool or air dry. 
Spray Colorations (We used Waimea Bay, Grape Soda, and Grass on our Creation) over the entire piece, including the areas that were previously painted. Let the spray soak in a little, then wipe the face off with a cloth. The color from the spray will wipe right off!
 Time to bring out the stencils! To add a word, phrase or image over the dried piece, use a Stencil brush and Sorbet or Velvet paint (Kenyan Copper Sorbet was used here, over the Soliloquy Stencil)  to paint through the stencil. Make certain to hold the stencil firmly.

Carefully remove the stencil and allow the piece to dry!

Instant Vintage
This easy technique is one that I am going to pull out over and over. It may be  the only time that I am happy to age instantly!

With just two Colorations sprays, Sandcastle (Salted Caramel also works)  and Raider, you can instantly add a vintage look to your work.

To start, we stamped the Travel Documents Stamp on our cardstock with StazOn ink.

We then sprayed the Sandcastle Colorations over the entire piece, then spritzed two or three times randomly on the cardstock with Raider. Use a heat tool or air dry, and complete as desired!


I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!


Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

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