Today is Technique Day for the Yahoo Group Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps and I chose to use an old simple technique called Faux Vellum and another technique to do a metal faux bracket. . I found the faux vellum technique in the April/May 2009 edition of the Technique Junkies News letter. This technique uses copy or printer paper, cotton balls, paper towels and baby oil. The copy paper is rubbed with the baby oil and then the excess is rubbed off with a paper towel. Once the paper is dry you use the paper as you would use a piece of vellum paper. This faux vellum takes markers and coloured pencils like a dream.
I stamped with black Stazon Ink Mike’s hummingbird stamp on the vellum and then masked the hummingbird and over stamped with a Hero Arts design block. The flowers and hummingbird were coloured with pencil crayons then I layered the faux vellum over a piece of pattern card stock with a swirls in white, greens and blues. I think the pattern paper gives a sky affect behind the stamped images.
To create a faux metal bracket I painted the die cut with brown acrylic paint, then added a layer of silver embossing powder, then a layer of UTEE and then added a second layer of silver embossing powder and then another layer of UTEE. Once I had all of the layers of embossing powder on I then rubbed on black dye ink and then rubbed some of the ink off until I got the effect I wanted.Thanks for stopping by today.