Monday, November 11, 2013

Neon Fire & Ice

Good Monday Morning Everyone!


Club Scrap introduced a new line of Neon Dabbers at this year's annual Retreat. These colors are so amazing and I had so much fun experimenting with different ways to use them. I found this fun technique called Stained Glass using Crystal Effects (which I did not have). I decided to substitute Club Scrap's Book Binding Glue and was thrilled that it worked perfectly. I took this technique in a different direction and came up with my own spin on it.

Here are the steps I took in creating my version of the Stained Glass technique.
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Spread CS® Book Binding Glue onto clear plastic sheet (recycled from packaging).
Squeeze out drops of neon inks onto the glue.
Drip white gesso (Retreat 2012 Creative Concoctions workshop) onto neon inks.
The inks and gesso move and blend together.
Precut four glossy cardstock panels 4 x 5.25" and place each panel one at a time face down onto the plastic.
Carefully peal away and set aside to dry.
Continue the same process with all 4 panels.
Create a new palette using the purple, blue and green neon dabbers.

Each panel is unique and when dry has a glossy shine.
Choose 2 panels, ink the edges using a coordinating neon ink pad.
Create two A2 card bases using the Fire and Ice blue and yellow cardstocks.
Stamp the Fire and Ice quote onto a white panel.  Stamp images onto the Stained Glass panel using a black permanent ink. Add a coordinating fiber from the kit.
The cards followed the November Card Sketch at the Coffeehouse forum.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you will give this fun technique a try.
Enjoy your week.

EDITED** I just got word the Pro Shop is now open to the PUBLIC!
And there are even some RIAB's (Retreat in a Box) left!! Don't miss out! 









Julie

20 comments:

  1. Oh, my gosh, Julie! This technique is SO incredible!!! Thank you for the detailed steps and instructions!

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  2. This is so cool Julie! And I have everything to recreate - yay! This is such great take on the card sketch as well. Hope I can play with this technique soon!

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  3. You'll need some baby wipes after that one!

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    1. LOL Janet, I just ran that piece of plastic under warm water added a little soap and I was good to go for the second set of colors. :)

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  4. Julie you never cease to amaze me. Great technique!!

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  5. Did you use the dabbers to add the ink, or dripped re-inkers? When you say "drip" them, I wasn't sure how to do that with the dabbers...or do you just pounce them?

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    1. Hi Pam, I used the dabbers and squeezed the bottle while depressing the "dabber" mechanism using a craft stick. I didn't purchase the re inkers. They would be a lot easier to drip. LOL

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  6. That is so cool! I'm debating what I can buy from the Pro Shop right now.

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    1. Staci, it worked!! :) Glad you are able to leave a comment now!!

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  8. This absolutely awesome! I gotta try it!

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  9. Great technique, Julie and it makes wonderfulcards!Thanks for teaching us how to do this.

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  10. This is SO VERY COOL...I love having more great techniques for my Neon Ink Dabbers. Can't wait to play this weekend!

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  11. Great cards thanks for the tut!!

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  12. Wow, fantastic technique, and I'm thrilled that we can now save these posts as PDFs. I have links stashed all over the place to blog posts I wanted to keep. Now I'm going to go back and turn them all into PDFs. :)

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    1. Isn't that so great Lucy, I Love this new feature too!

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    2. I've spent the last 1.5 hours going back and PDFing older posts. blush

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  13. OOOOOH!! Can't wait to play with this one!!! Thanks, Julie!!

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  14. Gorgeous! Can't wait to try this!

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