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:
 Sponge your color on a card front.  Leave some white space:)


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

  Make 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 Penny Black 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:)

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40 comments:

Unknown said...

This is really beautiful.

Wida said...

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

Jill said...

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

LauraJane:) said...

Thank you Tammy!

LauraJane:) said...

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

LauraJane:) said...

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

Olga Direktorenko said...

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

Lin said...

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!

Susanne Vargas said...

These cards are so beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

LauraJane:) said...

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

LauraJane:) said...

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

LauraJane:) said...

So glad you like it Susanne:)

Ellie Knol said...

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

Miek said...

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

LauraJane:) said...

Thank you so much!

LauraJane:) said...

Welcome Miek, Thanks for following!

alexandra s.m. said...

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

Cath Wilson said...

Oh so beautiful and so inspirational. Bless you!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

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

Melissa L. said...

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

Amanda Openshaw said...

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

Unknown said...

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

AnnieD said...

This is absolutely beautiful.


AnnieD said...

This is absolutely beautiful.


Tjinta said...

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

CreativSpirit said...

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

weim house said...

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!

Jona said...

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

LauraJane:) said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

LauraJane:) said...

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

Sweet Bramble said...

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

Carole said...

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.

Daria said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the details.

Lynne said...

Great technique and beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.(Lynne)

CMLinda said...

Really beautiful look on this piece. The picture tutorial is really helpful too. Thanks for making the effort to include it.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Hi Laura Jane! This just came across my Pinterest feed and I had to come and take a look! The cards are gorgeous! I definitely need to give this a whirl. Have a wonderful day!

Nancy Lynn said...

I just happened upon your card over at Pinterest...I was there looking for some ideas for a distress ink color palette wherein I found this card. It is absolutely STUNNING and such unique techniques you used to get this result....totally creative and such a beautiful piece...should be in a frame! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Nimmy said...

Where did you get the stencil from

Sweet Bramble said...

Stencil is Penny Black Promenade 25-001. Still available!