Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Technique Blitz: Glowing Images and Pearlized Gesso


I had so much fun making this card! I just got these cool skeleton stamps from Stampin' Up! and I couldn't wait to break into them...

I used the Glowing Image Technique for the main image here, and then used the Pearlized Gesso Technique for the Background. Both techniques are from the August 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I stenciled a little red ink over the gessoed pearls just to make them a little more "flourishy."

It's a little hard to see, but the eyes and teeth were colored with a glittery marker -- and the red stars along the sides are crystal. For some reason I just couldn't get all the shimmer, shine and glimmer to show in any of my pictures.

My 15-y/o son told me that this card is HOT... When you are making teen cards, there is no better compliment!

6 comments:

Shelly said...

Super fun card, I really need to try out this technique. (do I say that about all your tech's?)

GinaP said...

OH MY GOSH, that card is AWESOME!! I saw that set and knew immediately I had to have it but I haven't ordered it yet... I'm saving my pennies. I love love love how cool this turned out!!!

Beth Norman said...

I agree with your son--this card is indeed hot. Love it!!

Lisa Somerville said...

This turned out great Pat!

retiredheather said...

Wow Pat. If you got a 15 year old son to say that then know this card is fantastic. I love the way you used the stamp.

SusanK said...

Since I've moved back to the midwest I've had a hard time finding farm-related stamps. I would love to own this set and the metallic stone card! Another awesome card, Pat! SusanK