Registered: April 3, 2003 Location: Duluth, Minnesota Posts: 34
Thu, Jan 06, 2005 @ 2:18 PM
many have asked how this technique was done...therefore i thought i would shed a little light on it.
Basically it is very easy. You first take your piece of window sheet (or transparency paper) and cut it to the size you want and cut a piece of US white the same size as well. Then you use the stazon to stamp the image on the window sheet. You wait for a second or two for the stazon to dry, and then you turn it over. On the back side of the stamped window sheet, you apply a small amount of crystal effects to the various parts of your image that you are going to color. Then you place a small drop of the appropriate color of reinker to the crystal effects in each of the elements of your image. (e.G. green to the leaf area, eggplant to the bulb, and mauve mist to the background. then using anything...a toothpick, paintbrush, qtip etc., you gently move the colored crystal effects around the areas that you wish to color until you have sufficient coverage. You do however, want to make sure that you don't smear the colors together...otherwise the image will look muddy rather than vibrant. When you are done coloring, you place the US white piece on top of the crystal effects and set aside to dry. When it is completely dry, you can trim and mount it as desired.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
I am so glad that so many really enjoy my work.
Dirty Dozen Alumni
Registered: April 8, 2004 Location: Austin, TX Posts: 4855