Marvey can be used for making dramatic backgrounds, colouring stamped images and applying direct to stamps for metallic and iridescent effects. Over stamping and embossing is easy on the dried work.
- Using black glossy card, lightly dampen and scribble bands/areas of various colours quite densely onto the surface. Sprit lightly with water and tip the card from side to side, and around to mix colours. You may need to add more water to get the effect you want.
- Partly dry/move colour around the card with a heat gun although natural drying is best.
- Beware of soaking up spare water as this often soaks up the colour, leaving the metallic effect only.
- Also try on mirror and other metallic card/paper.
- Not quite as effective on white card but try using over card pre brayered or sponged with dye inks for a vibrant effect.
- Add embossing powder while wet and heat for a dramatic finish.
- Press under books overnight to flatten card.
- Use glossy, semi-gloss, sandgrain (a lovely reflective texture) or satin card.
- Lightly spray card with water. Paint, dab, sponge etc (fingers useful although unprofessional) colour onto card.
- Scrunch up a piece of Cling Film then open out and place over painted card. With wax paper/ plastic under and piece of paper over press –under books –or in press until dry. This will take some time but worth waiting for as the effects are lovely.
Use solid or semi solid images and black or dark card for best results.
Apply the pen directly onto the stamp. If using two colours make a small pool of the second colour on a palette. Dip part of the stamp into the colour or apply with a brush or dense sponge. Only spritz if the colour is too dry or the image will be very fuzzy.
The chisel point does not allow for detailed colouring but it is still possible to use for metallic accents or shading large images. Especially effective when used on stamped acetate. Apply the colour under the stamped side and take care not to go over the edges – lovely over Twinkling H2o backgrounds.