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Old 06-30-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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Question Can I modify techniques from ceramic paint to ink?

Hi all,
I free-hand painted a platter at a ceramics studio and I want to do the same painting, but for greeting cards. I'm not sure how to do it and hope you can offer advice.

The background was painted a soft, light beige on white. While the paint was still wet, I pressed on a piece of bubble wrap, then lifted it off. It left a really cool pattern that was subtle. It was dried under fans.

When it was dry, I then free painted large swoops of color that I layered other colors over, or free outlined in black so they looked like flowers. When the plate was fired, the colors came up with various depths of color, some bright, others not. The black was vivid and of course none of the colors ran.

I'd like to replicate the design on an 8.8 x 11 cardstock and then cut to make a few cards. I don't know what inks, stains or paints to use for the background, nor for the flowers. i thought of watercolor pencils, but I think it might be to harsh. I have Distress, CTMH, SU and versa inks, but don't know if they'll bleed into each other. I think that the outlines would look good embossed in black, but what ink pen would work for that? Can I use regular card stock?

I'd post a pic of the plate, but I can't ever seem to get items into my gallery. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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I uploaded my first item. Here' the URL to a pic of the platter. Sorry for the glare, but I couldn't edit it out. Platter of flowers by mobrien207 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Just an FYI. Moderators have Sunday's off so your picture won't be available until tomorrow. I'm sure you will have replies once we can all look at your picture.
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Back in the day, making memories made acrylic paints for scrapbooking. One of the nice things about them was that they had less water in them, so your paper buckled less.

I would just go to Michael's or WalMart or wherever and buy some of the cheap acrylic paints and some foam brushes. Just experiment with those on cardstock. You'll probably want to do dry brushing: get some paint on the foam brush, dab off the excess before applying to paper. You don't want to saturate it. You should be able to do the bubble wrappy goodness on the paper. You may find you want to paint straight on the wrap and stamp it. For your embossing in black at the end, I'd try a versamark pen. Otherwise, I'd just do my outlining in black sharpie.
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Skynacho,
Now that you mention it, I have some of that mm paint in neutral colors I've never used. I'll try that out for the bubble wrap. Then I have to figure out what I can use i ink for the flowers. I've got lots of Sharpies so that isn't a problem.
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Now that you mention it, I have some of that mm paint in neutral colors I've never used. I'll try that out for the bubble wrap. Then I have to figure out what I can use i ink for the flowers. I've got lots of Sharpies so that isn't a problem.
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You'll probably have to give it a good shake, but have fun experimenting!
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TBH your description doesn't sound that different to what Julie Balzer (and I am sure many others) do for art journals. Balzer Designs

If you want to use ink and not acrylic paint you may want to look into Tim Holtz's distress range as it has a longer drying time and he has many techniques using that longer drying time. Tim Holtz Cutting edge paper crafting products, tools, tips and ideas.

Oh and if you are going to do wet techniques on cardstock you Gesso may be your become your best friend.

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