Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi Everyone it's Christine here, with a little distressed ink blending and some heat embossing.
I used Distress Oxide inks blended to create my background on heavy card stock. I then stamped this beautiful chickadee in Versafine Claire and the heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I used bleach to carefully lift some of the colour, then used Gouache watercolour to paint the bird and flowers. Gouache is much more opaque than regular watercolours so the background doesn't show through.

I lifted some of the colour with a baby wipe over the stencil for a subtle colour change and then stamped the Mandala image in Distress Oxide ink on the lower edge of the card.

Salut tout le monde, c'est Christine ici, avec un peu d'encre Distress Oxide et un peu d'embossage à chaud. J'ai utilisé des encres
Distress Oxide mélangées pour créer mon arrière-plan sur du papier cartonné épais. J'ai ensuite étampé cette belle mésange en Versafine claire et embossée avec de la poudre à embosser transparente.
J'ai utilisé de l'eau de Javel pour soulever soigneusement une partie de la couleur, puis j'ai utilisé l'aquarelle à la gouache pour peindre l'oiseau et les fleurs. La gouache est beaucoup plus opaque que les aquarelles régulières, de sorte que l'arrière-plan ne transparaît pas. J'ai soulevé une partie de la couleur avec une lingette pour bébé sur le pochoir pour un changement de couleur subtil, puis j'ai étampé l'image Mandala à l'encre Distress Oxide sur le bord inférieur de la carte.

As is used card stock I had to be very careful using the bleach and the baby wipe, card stock will pill if you rub rather than dab off.
Here is a close up of the stamping and stencil lifting.

Comme c'est le papier cartonné utilisé, j'ai dû être très prudente en utilisant l'eau de Javel et la lingette pour bébé, le papier cartonné pilera si vous frottez plutôt que tamponnez. Voici un gros plan de l'étampage et du levage du pochoir.


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:

TM309 Rows of Diamonds

Mandala Dreams

Mandala Dreams


Sunday, 31 May 2020

Ellie's creative Monday / Lundi créatif d'Ellie

I start today with techniques for the next few weeks...
Playing with fluid watercolors onto photo paper

For the paper: I experimented with a variety of brands, the result you achieve will sure differ on each of them.
If the color just soaks into the paper, it will give a way different effect.
I assume this was a quality paper, as the color floated on top and mixed really well with the water.

HOW TO basics: 
- Place the leaves mask on top of the photo paper (A6).
- Mist it with a little water.
- Apply the fluid watercolor with a wide brush over the mask; when you use different colors, rinse the brush before applying the second color.
The color will also seep under the mask.
- Don't remove the mask yet as you can use the remaining ink to make a second beautiful background (this will be part two next week!)
- Leave to dry.


I've made a card with the same technique.. 

To finish it off I stamped in the background with a blue solvent ink. 

See you next week for part 2 in this series of techniques! 

Ellie Knol - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:

I cut the edge off of this stencil, to create a mask.


Saturday, 30 May 2020

Savvy Creations with Cassandra / Créations avisées avec Cassandra

Hello Magenta Friends! Cassandra here today sharing a couple of stamped exploratory creations. I have been playing with a faux plaster/stone floral mixed media technique. For my monthly DT post, I thought I would try turning this second of four pieces into a card after initially trying it out on a canvas.

I started by spreading out some Golden molding paste on a craft mat. Once it was not sticky to the touch, I spritzed the Script and Postmark stamp with water and then pressed it into the paste in a variety of places. Next, I spritzed and pressed the Poppies stamp into the paste. Once dry, I added watered down black acrylic paint so it would seep into the script and cracks. After letting it set up a minute or two, I removed the excess off the top surface with a baby wipe. Then, I painted the poppies with Scribble Sticks using a waterbrush. Once dry, I matted it on a 4" x 6" black card base with a layer of cereal box board to give it a little dimension. Lastly, I added a slightly distressed sticker sentiment.

As I mentioned at the onset of the post, I was experimenting with this. I actually made 4 different faux plaster/stone floral bases with four different pastes. Here, I created a canvas with a similar process. For this one, I used Ranger Texture Paste and pressed the Doodle Flower stamp into it twice. I used brown acrylic paint for the crevices and Distress inks for colouring the flower. Further how-to details and photos can be found in the post here.

I hope you give this technique a try. If you do, please be sure to let me know and share your creation with us either in the comment section of this post, in our Magenta Style FB group or on Instagram.


Magenta products used:


Script and Postmark
Script and Postmark

Doodle Flower
Doodle Flower


Happy creating!

Cassandra - DT Magenta

Friday, 29 May 2020

Mira'cle Art with Miranda - Art mira'cle avec Miranda

Hello there,

Today I have some colorful cards for you made with the new stamps of the last launch. It is really flower power......love the new stylish designs, they are great for decoupage!

So a lot of embossing, coloring and decoupage. Pretty labour intensive, but right up to my street!

Both backgrounds are made using Nuance pigment powders and stencils, still my favorite technique for the moment.

Hope you did enjoy my little 'Flower Power' and see you next time!
Any questions? Feel free to ask.......

So up to card # 1....embossed in gold.

Bonjour, Aujourd'hui, j'ai des cartes colorées pour vous, faites avec les nouvelles étampes du dernier lancement. C'est vraiment du "flower power" ...... j'adore les nouveaux designs stylés, ils sont parfaits pour le découpage! Donc beaucoup d'embossage, de coloration et de découpage. Travail assez intense mais qui tombe dans mes cordes. Les deux fonds sont réalisés en utilisant des poudres Nuance et des pochoirs, ma technique préférée pour le moment. J'espère que vous avez apprécié mon petit "Flower Power" et à la prochaine fois! Des questions? N'hésitez pas à demander....... Donc jusqu'à la carte n ° 1 ... en relief avec de l'or.

and number 2.......embossed using black.......and in the center of the flower I put a fun matching stamp called ' pollen'.......

et # 2... embossée en noir... et au centre de la fleur j'ajoute une étampe qui s'appelle pollen...

and the last one...I think my favorite....also embossed with black....

Et la dernière et aussi ma préférée.... aussi embossée en noir.

Miranda - DT Magenta