Monday, November 17, 2008

More on the Blackboard Technique

Thanks for the sweet comments on the last post! I'm really enjoying playing around with this technique that I learned from Karen Lockhart. I thought I would show you today how to jazz it up a little! First I want to introduce a newer product to you, Black Inchie Boards from Inchie Arts, LLC. They're fantastic inch by inch boards - they have a high cotton content, which makes them accept color unlike anything I've used before. I've been playing with them quite a bit lately and they're very unique!

OK, so I'm starting this the same way I started my last post, just stamping white pigment ink onto the black. Since it is almost Thanksgiving, I chose the Lockhart pie inchie. (It was an overcast day today, so some of the pics are little soft with the focus on the really close shots - but you get the idea!)

The next step is the same, too - adding white with my colored pencils. You'll notice that I started by only coloring in the 'pie filling'. It becomes very easy to lose your white stamped lines when adding so much white, so I like to section it off.

Here's where you start to add color. Choose what colored pencils you're going to use, then start with the lightest. For this pie, I knew I wanted to use Mineral Orange and Pumpkin Orange Prismacolor pencils; Mineral Orange is lighter, so I started with that:

Next I go in with the Pumpkin Orange and layer on top of the Mineral Orange. To add depth and interest, I didn't color it in completely, only in areas where I wanted to add the darker hue.

Filling done! Now on to the crust:

You can see that I did the same layering, first white, then Peach Beige, followed by Beige Sienna.

I wanted to add a little pizzazz to the pie slice, so I added Liquid Applique for the whipped cream. While it was wet, I added a tiny amount of glitter - then heated:

Final step - if you've been around this blog for a while, you will notice that I rarely leave my edges bare, and this little black Inchie is no exception. I added a small amount of white acrylic paint to the edges to finish it off:

Which leads to this!

I hope this process makes sense - I know I've made a few assumptions, so as always, if you have any questions, please let me know. Until next time, be well!


Linda Beeson said...

Now how adorable is that!!! It really looks good enough to eat. You did such a good job of getting the colors right.

Miki said...

pie oh my is right...that whipped cream looks YUMMY!! That's really neat how the colors pop right out against the white & black. Thanks for sharing what you learned...its pretty darn cool!

StamperSharon said...

Oh good grief -- I hadn't thought about doing the black/white technique on the black inchie square . . . you rock, girl! Adorable card!