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Old 05-27-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default Polished Stone Technique for RESOURCES AREA

Can you use the following instructions for the "Polished Stone Technique" in your RESOURCES area?

Polished Stone Technique

Work in a well-ventilated area, preferably outside.
1. Put Denatured Alcohol on a cotton ball. Moisten it, but don't soak it.
2. Dot your cotton ball with 3 to 4 drops re-inker.
3. Shake your leafing pen and press the tip down on your glossy cardstock letting the ink puddle out. Make 3 to 4 little globs per quarter sheet.
4. QUICKLY "slam" your cotton ball on top of the blobs of pen. Strike the paper over and over, making the leafing ink "float" in the alcohol dye. If the leafing ink doesn't "float" but dries as spots, you didn't use enough alcohol. Try again. (I must stress the QUICKLY! You don't want to give the leafing ink time to soak into the paper.)
5. You want the colors to overlap and blend. If you "work" the ink too much, it can start to look muddy, but you want to cover the surface of the paper. After "whacking" you can gently twist your cotton ball for a more blended look.
6. Change the cotton if you are changing colors. However, You can get interesting results from re-wetting your used cotton ball.
7. Let the piece dry before touching. You can move it by gripping the edge of the paper. I like to wait at least 24 hours before stamping on it. Then I like to use Black ink and use black embossing powder to make the image "pop" off the page yet showing the colors of marbleized design.

* You can use the metallic re-inkers instead of the Zig paint pen but you may have to seal the finished piece with a light misting of Krylon fixative. You could also just emboss it with a sprinkling of clear embossing powder.
* You can use isopropyl alcohol instead of denatured alcohol, but be sure to seal it with a fine mist of Krylon sealer.
* You can brayer a piece of glossy white with black ink to make black glossy paper and then do the polished stone technique on top to have a different effect.
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