Monday, April 22, 2013

Fun Times With Pat J.

Last week I got together with my friend Pat for a stamping day, including lunch, show and tell and a trip to Spring Hill to see a new stamp store.  Lunch and the store were okay, but the time stamping with Pat was the highlight.  She showed me two techniques (actually had done them so long ago I forgot) and got me started on being able to do them myself. 

First was a gorgeous stenciling technique with gold leaf.  The stencil was filled with gold embossing paste and after it had dried a bit, gold leaf was pressed into it.  Here’s two of her samples, one on black with the gold leaf and one on gold with white:

Bare trees Bare Trees white on gold

Here’s the one I started working on, showing the paste, offset spatula and brush.  All the gold leaf hasn’t been brushed off, yet.

Bare Trees Technique

Here’s the stencil.  I liked this so much, I have the paste and the stencil ordered.

Bare Trees stencil

The other technique is one I saw the first time at a class at Priceless.  It uses silhouette stickers and ultra-fine glitter.  The class I took used different colors of glitter, which I didn’t get into it then.  The glitter is expensive.  Pat used white glitter and colored in the silhouettes with Copics.  Here’s a few of her cards.  Gorgeous.

Glitter leaves 2 Glitter bird

These next two use the same sticker design, one gold, one black, and they’re colored differently. Love them both.  I’ve bought what I need to do this technique myself.  This is much prettier in real life.

Glitter flowers 2 Glitter flowers

Here’s some other cards Pat showed me and she gave me the first two.  The first one uses a different fold and herringbone embossing folder and . . .

Birthday fold

this one uses a window die and Lovely as a Tree.  The black layer is actually shiny gold and very classy.  Going to make some of these. 

Window Sympathy

On the left, these flutters make a very simple card and on the right, the flutters are colored and layered on rounded squares.  Very cool.

Butterflies Flutters on tiles

This card is gorgeously colored with tiny punched butterflies for embellishments. I think this was white on gold, again, not black.  Hard to tell. Pretty, either way.


We’re going to play again soon with embossing folders and my Big Shot.  Thanks, Pat, for letting me post these cards.  Thanks for stopping by.

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1 comment:

Deelite said...

Wow and wow, again. Pat seems like a real artist! I can't wait to give this technique a try. Do I need to drive to Florida to do this? hehe
It would be hard to say which one I want to try first, because I love them all. You are very lucky, Kathy to have Pat teach you this.
Waiting patiently :-)
Your Misery friend