We had the July meeting of our Technique Club this past Thursday, so now I can show you the project that I shared with the group. Our topic was Making the Ordinary the Extraordinary. My partner in crime and amazing up line Yazmin shared a bleaching with stamps technique with the group and I hope to get to make her beautiful 12 x 12 scrapbook page in the near future to share with you. My project introduced the group to Gamsol Magic technique. It is such an awesome coloring technique but I am essentially the first one in our group to give it a try. It truly is a technique that does take a bit of practice but it is certainly worth it when you see the results. I slipped in a couple of other techniques with this card (a little bonus for my friends), as well. The layout for this card is the Joy Fold card that the most awesome Beate John's used as her weekend sketch challenge the weekend before last. The other technique comes from the oh-so-talented, Julee Tilman at Poetic Artistry for homemade Stickles that you see on the wings of the little firefly (I refer to him as "Evanrude-not sure how spell it but like the boat motors which the little firefly from Disney's The Rescuers was named after.) All the techniques seemed to be a big hit. I have had several e-mail wanting the info. of where to get the supplies and I have referred all to Inky Antics for the Gamsol. I could not find Gamsol or any brand of orderless mineral spirits in our local area. Hobby Lobby has the blending stubs from Taiwan (yes, these actually do work better than the ones from China on SU Whisper White CS.) Okay, okay, DH is coming in to fuss at me about going to bed. I have to make a trip to Birmingham (about 1 1/2 hours from home) to pick up oldest DD from a visit with her Aunt and Uncle. My friend Dianne is going with me and we are going to make a stop at 2 different paper craft stores so tomorrow hopefully, I'll have some new goodies to share! Take care!
Gamsol Unfrogettable card recipe:
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst
Ink: Staz On black, Apricot Appeal, Stampin' Write marker Almost Amethyst
Supplies: Gamzol, Prismacolor pencils, blending stubs, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal effects, circle punches, ribbon, stapler, Stampin' Dimensionals