Thursday, May 29, 2008

Polished Stone tutiorial

I was asked how to do the polished stone technique so here is a tutorial with pictures of the main steps. I learned this technique from Tim Holtz while at Ranger U. You can also see it on both of his DVD's. Enjoy!

Non-stick Craft Sheet
Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Adirondack Metallic Mixatives Gold/Silver
Blender Solution
Inkssentials Alcohol Ink Tool
Refill Felts
White glossy paper
Graphite Black Brilliance Ink pad(not shown)
You'll start by working on a non-stick craft sheet from Ranger. Apply your first color of alcohol ink to the felt attached to your ink tool. I just press the tip of the ink bottle into the felt. I like to work with a mix of three colors. I chose to work with butterscotch, cranberry & stream. Then I added a very small drop of the gold metallic mixative. Then you'll tap the felt onto your glossy paper. This is the first tapping.
Continue tapping the tool onto your paper until it is all covered. Be sure to rotate your tool to avoid forming a pattern.
Next you want to apply some blender solution to your tool. This will blend any hard edges and lighten up your colors.

This step is optional but you can sprinkle the blender solution over your piece to create pools of lighter color. If the pool starts to spread too much, you may want to use your heat tool to stop any spreading. Stamp your image with Graphite black Brilliance ink. You may want to heat set the image or you can let it dry overnight.

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