Hello my lovelies! What a snowy, cold week it has been. I hope that you are all OK? It was very changeable here on the coast but we didn't get any proper snow. We had hail mostly but enough to leave a layer about 5cm deep all over the garden. We also had thunder and lightning, which I can't ever remember having had before during the winter before! Weird!
So today I am showing you a simple card...........or is it? I have shown this to some of the other DT at Visible Image and they all thought it was an embossing folder. Well, as Visible Image don't make embossing folders (I will say 'YET' because you never know with these guys, anything is possible!). yeah, as they don't make embossing folders it would be wrong to make this the main feature. They do however make a brick stamp don't they. So how did I do this?
It all started out as piece of card which I had coloured using Brusho paints in brick colours, brown, black, some red and a bit of yellow. I had done the colouring in a patchy, random way, with some splattering and water drops because I wanted it to look like brick. Once it was totally dry I stamped onto it using clear embossing ink and powder using the brick stamp.
At some point during this process, maybe to wipe away some embossing powder, I inadvertently picked up a wet wipe instead of a piece of kitchen towel and wiped across the bricks. I was about to say 'Pooh-sticks' when I noticed something quite special. The wet wipe was exposing the mortar. Well it would because we all know that Brushos can be re-wet and soaked away when doing the splashes or high-lighting techniques!
Very soon I was wiping all over the piece of card and getting this very realistic bricks and mortar effect! I was a happy bunny, no mistakes after all.
I then used some of the Express Yourself stamps, stamped in white to look like graffiti, and some splats in black embossing powder. Now IF I was a character colourer, I would most certainly have put Jake on here with his skate board.
I am going to try this technique on some other projects and I will let you know what happens.
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Happy Days! Kim J