February 28, 2012

Flower Gift Box & Video

This week on the Penny Black Blog they are featuring floral designs from their new Full of Surprises Collection.  

Today I am hosting their blog with a dimensional project which incorporates coloring with the new Memento ink colors three different ways – distressing, Brushstix coloring and watercoloring.

The patterned paper is a piece tan of cardstock which was stamped with Flamboyant in Olive Grove Memento ink.  Brushstixs were used to transfer Morocco, Love Letter and Zeal Teal Memento inks to the flowers. 

To give the paper a distressed, antique hue a jumbo sponge dauber with Peanut Brittle Memento ink was rubbed into the design.  The paper was then sprayed with Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz for a soft metallic glow.

After you have traced your favorite box template onto the paper and assembled your box, highlights on the edges can be added with an Inkblusher (new sponge applicator by Tsukineko) and Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink. 

The flower accent, Sunburst, was stamped on watercolor paper three times with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  I used two full flowers and one center.

The top flower was colored with Morocco, Love Letter, Elderberry and Peanut Brittle Memento inks.  The second flower was colored with Olive Grove, Pistachio and Peanut Brittle.  To watercolor with the inks, pat the inkpad on a nonporous surface and transfer the ink with a damp paintbrush.  Clean the brush between colors.

This is a video showing the flowers being colored:

When the pieces have been colored and trimmed they are ready to be glazed.  A small amount of Goosebumps clear texture spray was poured onto a nonporous surface.  A chisel-tipped Brushstix was used to apply the Goosebumps.  When applying the glaze, use quick, even strokes without working the medium too much.  Since the flowers are created from watercolor paper, you do not want to pull and move the colors previously painted.

Slightly offset the flower elements and layer with dimensional foam and attach to the top of the prepared box.

You can view an additional video in this post “here” that shows the Brushstixs being used for coloring.

Thank you for visiting!


Penny Black Stamps:  Flamboyant 4240K, Sunburst 4236K
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Basic Grey: Magnetic Snap (closure for the box)
Canson: Watercolor Paper
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Vintage Sepia VersaFine, Peanut Brittle Memento, Olive Grove Memento, Zeal Teal Memento, Pistachio Memento, Elderberry Memento, Morocco Memento, Love Letter Memento, Brushstix, Inkblushers, Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray, Clear Embossing Powder