Tuesday 2 September 2014

Reflection Technique with Coffee and Card

My weekly coffee and card session in Brackley is still proving really popular.  This weeks card design was based on a Vintage theme and I included a 'reflection' technique using wax paper to transfer the inked image onto the card. For those of you of a certain age, you may remember using a similar technique with tracing paper for tracing and copying images (well before the days of photo copiers and scanners!).
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Here was my initial sample above, using the lovely ship image from the Traveler stamp set. After the main image was stamped onto the Very Vanilla card layer, I then added the blue Marina Mist ink with an aqua painter - just painting the look of the sea, gradually getting lighter towards the bottom of the card.
After that, I stamped the ship image onto a piece of wax paper, turned the wax paper over and laid it onto my cardstock so it was just underneath the main image. Pressing lightly, you can then transfer the reflected image onto the card where your sea is! On completion, I added the vanilla layer to a Crumb Cake card from one of our notecard packs.

Having mastered the technique, I tried out a few other images the night before the class..
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The horse is not a Stampin' Up! stamp sadly, but you may recognise the oak tree from Lovely as a Tree.  Here are a few of my ladies' finished cards from the session.
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I hope you like this technique. To order any of the products used above, you can click on any of the links below to be taken to my online shop.  I found the technique on the internet, through a lovely demonstrator in the US. I will find out her name and update this page with her details. She had a video online, so I will add a link to that too!

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