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!

3 comments:

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!