Thursday, March 23, 2017

More Spring Flowers colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens

I've had my Spectrum Noir glitter pens for quite some time now, but I haven't done too much with them.  I've used the crystal clear pen over tons of things but the colored pens are gathering dust.  I dusted them off & used a bunch of them for this project.  I just got the Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers stamp sets that was designed by Kristina Werner and could hardly wait to use it.  I have a soft spot for flowers.  I stamped out three flower clusters onto two different types of watercolor paper.  The card above is on Canson XL.  It's a 90 lb watercolor paper.  It was actually my favorite because the color sat on top of the paper longer without sinking in.  

This image is also the Canson XL (it has the Sparkling Clear Sequins.) I stamped the images out several times using masks.  I filmed it for my video, but the footage got corrupted.  Because I wanted the rose in the front, I stamped it first.  Then I stamped the Daisy & Blue flowers ( I think they're Crocus), lastly I stamped the leaves because I wanted them all the way in the back.  I sid all of my stamping with Vesamark Watermark ink.  I coated each step with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder & heat set it each time before moving on to each layer.  The glitter looks like white specks in each picture.  I can't get that to go away.

This is the card I filmed for the video.  It is on Strathmore Watercolor paper.  It is a 140 lb paper.  I love how thick it is.  It just has a rougher texture that was harder to work with because it drew in a lot of the color.  It just means that I preferred it for this medium.  I prefer my Strathmore for many other things.  That's why I tried it with both papers.  I really like how both cards turned out.  Did you prefer one over the other?  Just let me know in the comments below. The video of me making this card is belowThanks for stopping by!

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1 comment:

Rushd Lady said...

Pretty! If you hadn't said anything about the white dots, I would have never known you didn't intend to have them there! :)