Jennifer McGuire’s Negative Space Coloring Technique

My friend Elishia and I both own the same stamp and we talked about both of us doing a card with it at the same time and videotaping our results.  Here is the link to take you to her card.
Her YouTube name is WanderingDreamer555 and the link to the video is:

The stamp I purchased at a stamp show from a booth for Lost Coast Designs that’s also known as Carmen’s Veranda.  The stamp is a juke box.
You need to use a stamp positioner like a MISTI for this technique.  I used a hybrid ink that would work with the alcohol markers we’ll be using and it needs to be a light color ink.  You’ll stamp the paper with the hybrid ink and light enough that you can see the outline of the stamp, the inside lines don’t matter.  After you have stamped it with the hybrid ink, you’ll want to color outside of the image (up to the lines but not inside them) I colored with my lightest alcohol marker closest to the juke box and darker as I colored toward the edges of the paper.  I used Bic Mark its and a Spectrum Noir marker.  I also used a colorless blender to help blend my colors.  You don’t want to color a lot with one marker at a time, as it will make it almost impossible to blend the three colors.  After I colored the entire paper which was 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, I heated it to make sure it was dry. I then put the paper back into the MISTI in the exact same spot and used my anti static pouch of corn starch on it.  Then I stamped the image with Versamark and used a Stamp n Stuff Sterling Silver embossing powder on it.  I made sure there were no stray powder flakes and then heat set the image.    I used the markers to touch up the outline and make sure my blending looked as good as possible.  Reds and oranges are kind of hard to blend well, but I think they came out ok.
I had a stamp in my stash of music notes and I put it on the top left of my image and silver embossed it there.  I used silver mirror paper and used white embossing powder and stamped “Just a Note” on the mirror paper and cut the edge into a V shape and put foam tape under it and put it near the center but edge of the card.
I did layer the card on white card stock that was 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and cut the silver mirror layer to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8″ and then cut the juke box layer to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and attached everything with tape runner.  I stamped the back with “I made this for you” and put silver washi tape on the flap of the envelope.  I liked my card and it’s so different from Elishia’s, and both are great.  I liked this technique of Jennifer’s and here is the link to Jennifer’s card.




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