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Old 08-24-2007, 01:29 PM   #1  
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Default Fans of Polished Stone--Try This!!!

You know how every so often when you're "in the zone" while stamping, and you look at something and think...."I wonder what would happen if.....?"

Well, that happened to me the other day while I was doing a polished stone background on the typical glossy white cardstock. While doing so, I spotted some matte photo cardstock that I got at the dollar store and wondered what would happen when alcohol inks are applied to that type of surface. WOWZA!!! With the matte photo paper you'll get a much more textural effect, with more variation/shading of colors and more interesting patterns as the ink dries.

Another thing I really like about using the matte photo paper with the polished stone technique is that you can manipulate the colors and continue to blend for an extended period of time. You can continue to apply more inks and blending solution for a much longer time on the matte surface versus the glossy surface. Its really fun to work with.

I guess it just depends on what look you're searching for. For me, using glossy white with the polished stone technique gives a more soft, subtle, almost blurry/dreamlike look and feel. Sometimes that's what I want. But now I have another option. When I want something a little bolder with more texture and visual interest, then I use the matte photo paper.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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You know how every so often when you're "in the zone" while stamping, and you look at something and think...."I wonder what would happen if.....?"

Well, that happened to me the other day while I was doing a polished stone background on the typical glossy white cardstock. While doing so, I spotted some matte photo cardstock that I got at the dollar store and wondered what would happen when alcohol inks are applied to that type of surface. WOWZA!!! With the matte photo paper you'll get a much more textural effect, with more variation/shading of colors and more interesting patterns as the ink dries.

Another thing I really like about using the matte photo paper with the polished stone technique is that you can manipulate the colors and continue to blend for an extended period of time. You can continue to apply more inks and blending solution for a much longer time on the matte surface versus the glossy surface. Its really fun to work with.

I guess it just depends on what look you're searching for. For me, using glossy white with the polished stone technique gives a more soft, subtle, almost blurry/dreamlike look and feel. Sometimes that's what I want. But now I have another option. When I want something a little bolder with more texture and visual interest, then I use the matte photo paper.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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Old 08-25-2007, 04:32 AM   #3  
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You know how every so often when you're "in the zone" while stamping, and you look at something and think...."I wonder what would happen if.....?"

Well, that happened to me the other day while I was doing a polished stone background on the typical glossy white cardstock. While doing so, I spotted some matte photo cardstock that I got at the dollar store and wondered what would happen when alcohol inks are applied to that type of surface. WOWZA!!! With the matte photo paper you'll get a much more textural effect, with more variation/shading of colors and more interesting patterns as the ink dries.

Another thing I really like about using the matte photo paper with the polished stone technique is that you can manipulate the colors and continue to blend for an extended period of time. You can continue to apply more inks and blending solution for a much longer time on the matte surface versus the glossy surface. Its really fun to work with.

I guess it just depends on what look you're searching for. For me, using glossy white with the polished stone technique gives a more soft, subtle, almost blurry/dreamlike look and feel. Sometimes that's what I want. But now I have another option. When I want something a little bolder with more texture and visual interest, then I use the matte photo paper.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Amy J. in Wisconsin
Amy, I'd love to see what you have done. Did you upload your card? If so, could you provide a link to it?
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Lynn--send me a PM with your address. I'll send you a sample!

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I'm gonna have to try that! I think I may even have some Matte photo paper around here. TFS!
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:34 AM   #6  
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Default Krylon doesn't rub off plished stone

I'm wondering if anyone else has used a drop of glycerin with the dye reinkers and 91% alcohol on the felt pad before putting dots of Krylon on glossy paper and pouncing. The samples I've been doing have not had the Krylon rub off. I let this dry and stamp with Memories Black when there are fine lines in the stamp. When the stamp is more filled in like a shadow stamp I use Ancient Page Black. The black inks need to be heat set to prevent bleeding. The dye reinkers in the polished stone background will change if water or alcohol get on them. When the entire project is finished I spray on hairspray or fixative.
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:40 AM   #8  
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I have a matte exact coated paper.....like glossy but matte and I love using it for not only this technique but especially for those photo type stamps.
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