Saturday, May 11, 2013

Polished Stone Wow!

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This is the first time that I have tried the Polished Stone Technique & Wow! I love it!  It is always fun to get messy & have inky fingers but this is as good as finger painting at Play Centre!
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What You Will Need:
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (from Chemist)
  • Cotton Balls – I used Swisspers the cheaper ones will leave ”fluff”
  • Glossy Card Stock (10x13.5 cm; 9.5x6cm; 9x6cm)
  • Wisteria Wonder Card Stock (10.5x21cm, score at 7cm; 7x20cm, score at 10cm)
  • Whisper White Card Stock (10x6.5;  2 at 9.5 x 6.5cm)
  • By the Tide Stamp Set
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  • Versamark Stamp Pad
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Re-Inkers – Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette
  • Frost White Shimmer Paint
  • Fancy Fan Folder
  • Big Shot
You can purchase these products from my On-Line Store.
1.  Dampen a cotton ball with alcohol & drop re-inkers in colours of your choice on (I dropped 1 drop of each colour on opposite sides of the cotton ball.
2.  Use a toothpick or similar to add a drop of Frost White Shimmer Paint.
3.  Using a “pouncing” motion cover your 9.5 x 6cm & 9 x 6cm Glossy Card Stock until you have the effect you like.  The alcohol will help to blend colours so the more you pounce the more blended it will become.
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I have used lighter colours in this sample – the white areas are the Shimmer Paint
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Here I used Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Gumball Green & Frost White Shimmer Paint.
4.  Stamp images of your choice on these panels with Versamark & then emboss with Black Embossing Powder.
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5. Layer the panels onto Whisper White & then the appropriate Wisteria Wonder pieces.
The large, lighter panel was actually meant for something else.  I used Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder & Baja Breeze re-inkers & the Frost White Shimmer paint on it.  I then stamped an image onto that I didn’t like so I embossed it with the Fancy Fan folder.  Then when I was playing with layout for the above card I tried it as the background & really liked it, but that meant I had a big purple teapot in the middle of the card!  That is when I decided to make this a Joy Fold Card to cover up my mistake!
6.  Layer the large embossed panel on the Wisteria Wonder Card then attach the smaller card with the fish on top.
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This card looks complicated but it is actually very easy.
I have a class coming up where you can make this card plus one featuring our fabulous Swallowtail butterfly stamp.  Bookings for classes are essential as I only have a maximum of 8 in my classes.
Book Here or if you would like to try this at home, visit my store for supplies.

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1 comment:

Sally W said...

Love your card Ann, it certainly is a wow TFS

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