6/16/08

Mixed Media Monday - "Something New"

This week at Mixed Media Monday, Diane challenged us to try something new. That opened up so many possibilities for me. While I was still contemplating what my project would be, I made a discovery that I would like to share.

I have a bazillion old Rol-a-dex cards that I thought would be fun to alter. I began trying out my discovery in different colors and couldn't stop!

This is what I learned: stamping on chalk.

I love to work with artist's chalk, but for some reason have never stamped directly onto it. When I attempted it on chalked background on an altered book page, the stamped image was practically invisible. So I touched it--rubbed my finger across the still damp ink. The chalk was absorbed into the ink and the image popped out in the most brilliant color, a darker version of the chalked background! ( A light ink color allows the chalk color to be it brightest.) That is when I started making these little Rol-a-dex cards and could not stop. These are unfinished pieces really, but illustrate the technique.

This is definitely something new to me that I will be using again and again.

More 'new' things can be seen here.

9 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow this is fabulous.
Looks beautiful.

Femmy said...

looks great!!!

Hermine said...

Beautiful

Linda said...

Very cool! You are so creative and inventive!

fairenuff said...

Love it!

Willy said...

Great technique, looks good!

Beth said...

This is a wonderful technique. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

~*~Patty said...

Wonderful results on your found technique, thank you for sharing!!!

mixedmediamonday said...

Wow, Lisa - this is great! Diane

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