Hello, hi! I’m excited to be joining Spellbinders today for a blog hop to showcase the many varied and beautiful Jane Davenport products from stamp and die sets to coloring products! You should be arriving here from Natasha Vacca’s blog, but if not, all you have to do is click back to the start of the hop at the Spellbinder’s blog.
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I got to use two different mediums for this hop – the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers – watercolor brush markers, and the Jane Davenport Magic Wand Pencils – coloring pencils, so I have 3 different cards to share today.
The first card is made with the watercolor brush markers and shows just how rich and intense the colors are and how smoothly they blend together!
I used four of the markers in the set and colored wide bands of color that barely touched each other, but kissed slightly and then I used a wet paint brush to help the colors blend. The trick to keeping the colors “pure” and unaltered is to start color-painting from the bottom of the band, going gradually upwards until the top of the color band touches the bottom (still wet) band of color above.
Once the colors were blended and the paper had dried on it’s own, I used the You & Me die to die cut the panel, then die cut a second layer from blue fun foam for extra dimension. I stamped the “forever” word from the FSJ Spread Love sentiment stamp set and trimmed it to a narrow word strip that I adhered to the die cut. I found some coordinating patterned paper in my stash to match and add some interest as a narrow strip along the left side, then finished the card with some clear hole-less sequins.
My second card also uses the watercolor brush markers, this time painted with the markers and a wet paint brush to encourage color blends.
I started by stamping several individual stamps from the FSJ’s Flower Swirls stamps, removing the foam layer in the MISTI to accommodate the foam backed stamps and stamped in a downward diagonal pattern. I stamped on watercolor paper, and heat set with clear embossing powder, then painted with the watercolor brush markers in the Mermaid Markers set.
I added a sentiment from the FSJ Orange Blossom stamp set and heat set it with clear embossing powder. Then I fussy cut the top of the stamped design and layered it against some matching striped patterned paper before adhering it to a folded card base. A few coordinating enamel dots finishes the card.
My 3rd and final card is one that showcases the Jane Davenport Magic Wand Pencils. I stamped the sentiment first onto Neenah white cardstock and heat embossed it.
Then I stamped a variety of stamps from the Bold Beautiful (on sale right now!) stamp set to create an arrangement that hugged the sentiment, this time stamping with Simon Says Intense Black ink and then coloring the images.
The Magic Wand set of pencils are very bright and cheerful colors, but I wanted to create something a little more subdued, and I wanted to see how well the pencils worked with color layered upon color. For example, the large thick leaves are layers of bright Jiminy green and Emerald green with some Egg Yolk yellow to tone it down and some Heart Throb and Flamingo reds to add interest and warmth.
This is the last stop on the blog hop! I hope you’ve been inspired by all the products and projects you’ve seen today! (But wait, there’s more!)
To celebrate this event, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 4th 11:59 pm EDT. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post the following Wednesday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.
Blog Hop Order:
Norine Borys – You are here.