Monday, October 13, 2014

Mixed media Picture tutorial using Penny Black Stencil Promenade

Hello!  It's a cold, wet & rainy Monday here So I thought a picture tutorial would Brighten up the day:)
Many of my Lovely readers have asked how I created this card from this post.

Remembering the steps was a bit of a challenge for me because the initial Background  was a practice piece from The OLCC Watercolor for Cardmakers back in May of this year.  I don't throw card fronts away thinking they may be useful later. I picked up this front and added other stamping and sponging techniques to make up the finished card. 
Here are the steps:
 Spunge your color on a card front.  Leave some white space:)


 Using a stencil and small applicator sponge the leaves, vines and blooms. 



  Makes sure the ink is heavily sponged!

 Ink up the BACK of the stencil...make sure it's the BACK--opposite side of what you just stenciled through.

Spritz the stencil with water and place it on the card front just off to the side of your sponged blooms.
Here is the hard part...Just let it sit and air dry!! The water will pool and move under the plastic stencil. Magic happens when it dries on its own. 

See the Magic?

Splash gold color shine as you wish.

Ink and stamp the sentiment in black archival ink.

Re-ink the sentiment in another distress ink color and stamp off to the left of previous sentiment. Yes, It looks blurry.

 Take a brush and clean water and gently brush over the sentiment to bring the shadow together with the black sentiment.
Place a strip of washi tape on the fold of your card. Trim the front down and adhere to the card base. Add sequins and WALLLA!!

Your card is finished!

Here are the original and the second card side by side. Each lovely in their own way... yet similar in technique.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and PLEASE ask if  there is anything that is not clear.
Give it a try...I'd LOVE to see what you come up with:)

I'll be linking up to the SSS Wednesday Challenge : Use Watercolor.


Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)


35 comments:

  1. I love what you did, but don't think I have the guts to give it a try. This looked like LOTS of work.

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    1. Wida, you could totally do this...The hardest part is waiting for the water to dry under the stencil!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This is stunning! And what a great tutorial, too! Congrats on the tweet from Penny Black!

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    1. Thanks Jill!
      I think It's my first TWEET !

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  3. Gorgeous cards! And thank you so much for the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you Olga! I'm happy to have you as my newest follower.
      I hope you enjoy your visits here:)

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  4. This was SO worth the time you put into it, Laura Jane, it is GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for sharing your technique with us! Loved having you enter it into our watercolor challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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    1. Thanks LIn, I almost forgot to link up with SSS.

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  5. These cards are so beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing the tutorial as well! I am going to follow your blog... via Feedly...

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  7. How cool is that! Great tutorial. I became a follower.

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  8. OMG this is purely MAGICAL MaryJane!!
    Wow! I'm amazed!!
    Thank You!

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  9. Oh so beautiful and so inspirational. Bless you!

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  10. This is a stunning piece of art. Will for sure give this a try. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  11. This is beautiful! Can you tell me the name/maker of the sentiment stamp please, Laura Jane?

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  12. Thank you for sharing, I will so be giving this a go. Brilliant blog, just found you through Pinterest. Need to to be a follower. Xx

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  13. THE CARD IS LOVELY ! the word is French .... VOILA!

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  14. This is absolutely beautiful.


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  15. This is absolutely beautiful.


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  16. LOVE this technique and the colors you used. Made an ATC, it turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This is such a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing the technique.

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  18. Thank you for taking the time to share with us! Awesome tutorial! Your finished product is beautiful too! Love your color combo! Thanks for inspiring! Best wishes!

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  19. This is so pretty - can you tell me what kind of paper you used - was it watercolor paper? Thank you.

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    1. Thanks for asking. The paper was Neenah Solar White Smooth.

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    2. Thanks for asking. The paper was Neenah Solar White Smooth.

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  20. You said to ink up the back of the stencil. What color/colors and how heavy? All over the stencil or just close to the leaves and flowers? This is one of my favorite cards and the color pallet is my fav. Love it!

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    1. Thanks for your question Melissa. Ink the back of the stencil, HEAVILY, all over, with Picke Raspberry and Ripe Persimmons.

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  21. Beautiful card and color combos. You mention picked raspberry and ripe persimmon on back of stencil, but what are the other colors?

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  22. This is gorgeous and so creative. I would NEVER have thought of doing this but I love it. I need some pretty stencils. Mine are all background designs. Love the idea of wetting the back and using that to create additional dimension and interest as well as the technique for creating the shadow on the sentiment. Very clever.

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  23. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the details.

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