I just love poinsettias! Total disappointed with the lack of in the catty:( I have had this stamp for a while and finally tried my hand... I used Pearl Ex to define the design and because it isn't a 'true' red, my DH just doesn't get it, likes the shimmer but not the color. Should I just use markers and forget the shimmer??
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2006 GMT Views: 450
Registered: January 18, 2006 Location: Oskaloosa, Iowa Posts: 2336
Thu, Nov 02, 2006 @ 5:47 PM
I love poinsettias too...what the Penny Black company originally did when this stamp first came out was use pigment inks and then put little pinches of gold embossing powder here and there and blew it to get just touches of gold here and there. I have a card done up this way, but I don't know how to attach it to this message.
Another thing would be to ink it up with pigment inks, again..... yellowish in the center, then a couple reds and a couple greens and then brush on the pearl ex powders like you do over versamark... the pigment ink will hole the pigment powders.... It's amazing all the different techniques with this type of stamp. I need to get mine out and start playing again!