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The final all day event for 2012

Here are the dates for 2012 Experience days that Sharon & myself have organised.

Now Booking

Saturday 1st December at Hethersett Village Hall for the last all day event of 2012 & a Christmas Card & gift event
Theme - A whole day crafting
Cost - £25

Future Dates:

Saturday 1st December ~ Christmas gift event

And don't forget for every event you attend you will receive a FREE raffle ticket which could win you a

(Draw to take place during December's Event)


Do you fancy a catalogue party?

Did you know that you can qualify for hostess benefits without having to hold a party?

Just by showing your catalogue around to your family, friends or craft group, If you collect together orders totalling over £150 you will qualify for a free hostess benefits.

If your interested please contact me for further details.

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Saturday, 9 February 2008

Making Backgrounds using Marvey Metallic pens

Making Backgrounds using Marvey Metallic pens
Marvey Metallic Pens are perfect for rubber stamping. They are high quality water-based pigment ink pens with a chisel tip. Fade proof and waterproof they cover most surfaces - glass, wood, porcelain, clay, leather, cement, plastic, tiles, and more. Always shake the pen well before use to mix metallic and colour elements.
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.
Marvey Metallic Backgrounds
  • 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.
Marvey Metallics and Cling Film
  • 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.
Marvey metallic plus dye ink dabbed onto a piece of tissue and then randomly applied to gloss card. Sponge dye ink over for lovely effects with depth. The true effect develops some time after drying.
Direct onto stamp:
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.

1 comment:

Bonnie Weiss said...

Thank you for posting this info. I have several metallic pigment ink markers, but forgot why I bought them! It's a dreary day here...perfect for trying a new technique! Cheers from "across the pond".

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