Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Whitewashing

 
I have a new set of stamps called Silhouette Panels which I've made into cards using an old but oh so pretty technique called Whitewashing. Here's how to do it.
Stamp your images on two bright and/or dark colors. I stamped and embossed the images using Glacier White embossing powder onto chocolate brown and turquoise colored cardstock. Mix a little white acrylic paint with water to dilute the paint. Brush it onto the stamped images with a brush (I used a 1" house painting brush). The idea is to tone the color down a bit while still retaining the underlining color. You may have to experiment with proportions. Rough painterly brush strokes look great. Allow the paint to dry and cut the squares out. Now you have 18 pretty images to play with. Have fun!
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4 comments:

Trena in Naperville said...

Congratulations on your new images Mike - very nice! Cool technique!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

very very nice. thanks for shareing

Katje said...

I really love these new cards. I was so inspired by the Saturday class that I stamped all day yesterday!

Vanesa said...

Interesting post.