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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This week is a bit crazy at SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG with all the birthday celebration, but I do want to share a technique with you today.  It's pretty simple, but will help add a different look and dimension to your images.

You will need, some sort of glaze - I have JudiKins (SU crystal effects works the same way), a paint brush, some chalks (I have SU chalks), an exacto knife and your image.  I am using SHELLY'S IMAGES "shoes."
First you will take the exacto knife and color of chalk you decide to use and rub off a bit of the chalk with the knife.

So now you have a bit of powder.  (Please forgive all the other ink and spray stains on my mat - you are looking at the pink powder for this tutorial).

Now take you glaze and squirt some onto the powder you have made.  Then you will mix it around using the paint brush until the chalk powder is all mixed in.

Now, use this mixture the same way you would use paint.  You do, however, have to work quickly since the glaze is a glue and will start to dry.  This technique is nice because it adds shine and texture to your image - something you do not get with traditional coloring.
So, here is what the shoes look like after I finished painting them.

I then took the shoe image, cut them out and created this card.  I hope you like it and you find this technique fun and a nice way to achieve a little different look to your projects.  I used Prism turquoise CS, pink from color mates, DP is Bo Bunny.  Ribbon is from my stash.  I added Atyou Spicas and Copic coloring to the image.  Flowers are Recollections and gem flower is Darice.   Thanks for looking:)

This card was also made for the following challenges:
and STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND - use 3 DPs, 2 flowers, 1 ribbon and 1 gem or charm.


Sophie said...

Good idea!!

Marjon said...

Wow thats a great idea,looking good.

Hugzz Marjon

AmandaB said...

Wow ,what a fabulous card and technique.. TFS


Shelly's Images said...

This is an awesome technique Audrey. I need to come to your house to craft for a day and learn all of your secrets. :)

Lorraine said...

wow thanks great idea i will definately try this your card looks great xx

Cindy N. (aka nadci) said...

Great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing this technique with us. Your card is fabulous. Hugs.

bernietom47 said...

Great technique! TFS Wonderful card. Love the bright cheerful colors.

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for the tutorial, card look awesome.
Hugs, Nataliya.

cindy said...

Great tut. Never would have thought of that.

Annette Bowes said...

Thank you for the tutorial Audrey, must give this a go, take careX:)

Tracey said...

Fab card!

Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck :)


Annika said...

Wonderful project! Fabulous technique and layout and I love all your precious details, you really make everything so special. Thanks for playing at Stampin' For The Weekend, hope to see you back next challenge!