Today, I am sharing another fun technique to use! It is the Black Magic Technique and while it isn’t magic, it does add some “magic” to your card making and paper crafting! All you need is black card stock, white craft ink and watercolor or colored pencils and you are ready to get started!
Below, you will see three cards. I used Basic Black card stock for the Black Magic technique in all of my samples. Additionally, I used Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Craft Ink. For each sample below, I used a different stamp set. When choosing a stamp for the Black Magic Technique, it is important to use a stamp with a solid image. You can, also, try using a two-step stamp since most two-step stamps result as a solid image with detailed lines. For two of the samples, I used Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils. I did use them dry. You don’t want to add water as you are not using watercolor paper and you don’t want the water to have an effect on the white craft ink. In the third sample, I used pastel chalk pencils that I have had for quite a while.
Black Magic Technique Using Color & Contour
Here, for the technique, I used Color & Contour which is a two-step stamp. I first stamped the solid image for the flower and the leaves. To color the flower petals, I started with the darkest color, Rich Razzleberry. Working out from the center, I followed it with Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo making sure to blend each color into the color before. For the leaves, I used Garden Green and Old Olive with Daffodil Delight for the center. Next, I stamped the outline over the colored image. I finished off with a White Gel pen by placing a white dot at the points of the petals.
Black Magic Technique Using Sending Smiles
For the second card, I used Sending Smiles. I did the the technique the same as the first card, except for colors. Here, I used Pacific Point and Balmy Blue for the flowers and Old Olive and Granny apple Green for the leaves. I used the Whisper White craft ink for the sentiment. In the end, I did not think it was dark enough. Next time, I will heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder.
Black Magic technique using Beautifully Happy
For my third card, I used the Beautifully Happy Stamp set that was available during 2023 Sale-a-bration. Here, I decided to try using pastel chalk pencils to color the stamped image. The pastel pencils result in a little softer look than the colored pencils. In the end, I liked using, both, mediums.
Watch the Connect To Create video below for instructions on how to do the Black Magic Technique for your card making and paper crafting. Further down in the post, you will see a downloadable PDF with measurements and supplies. Leave me a comment. I would love to hear which card is your favorite!
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