Emma ~ My Creative Time
Cindy B ~ Cindy's Scraptastic Designs
and ME ~ Glora's Crafts
If you came here first don't forget to go back and see what Emma and Cindy have in store for you. I'm certain they have some awesome tips and techniques to share with you.
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite tools and techniques for my paper cut images. I especially tend to use this little weapon when I'm in a hurry but want to add just a little more depth and definition to my cuts.
The VersaMarker by Tsukineko.
I'm sure most of you have heard of this but if you haven't it is essentially a watermark pen that will color the cardstock a darker shade of the same color you are writing on. This marker works best on regular colored cardstock. If you are using patterned paper it doesn't always work for accenting. If you are wanting to use it on some patterned paper I would test it out on a little corner of it first to see if it will give you the look you are wanting.
When I want to add a little definition but don't have time to faux stitch or ink everything I just draw around the edges of the cut with my VersaMarker. Here is a picture of the same exact Cricut cut. The one on the left with VersaMarker and the one on the right without.
I tried to make them EXACTLY the same except for the VersaMarker. The extra highlights in her hair and the lines on her dress were also done with the VersaMarker. There was no switching of colors, no sponges, no mess, just quick and easy accenting. If you can draw a line you can use this marker.
Here is the card that I made with this little girl:
The girl was cut from the Fast Food Cricut Lite cartridge. Her face is one of the stamps from the new September 2012 Stamp Kit of the Month by Peachy Keen Stamps. For the perfect sentiments I used My Creative Time's Celebrate Good Times stamp set.
I hope you enjoyed our mini technique hop for the day and I will see you back here tomorrow for another Simply Crafts Challenge! Have a great day! Hugs- Glora
My Creative Time - Celebrate Good Times
Peachy Keen Stamps - September 2012 Stamp Kit of the Month
Fast Food Cricut Lite cartridge
Twine from the Twinery
BoBunny Double Dot paper