Saturday, January 19

VERSAMARK IDEAS

A TRULY CLEAR EMBOSSING PAD
Just stamp and emboss with colored powder or clear powder for a see through shine.

A WATERMARK.
This is great for backgrounds; it will deepen the shade of colored paper wherever stamped.

POPPIN’ PASTELS
There are a couple of ways to accomplish this effect on light colored card stocks. Apply chalks to the area to be stamped, stamp with VersaMark and allow to dry or use heat gun. Then rub gently with a clean cotton ball. Get a dramatic effect by adding more chalk to a cotton ball or dauber after stamping with the VersaMark. Emboss while stamped image is still wet with clear embossing powder. Stamp first then chalk gently over the stamped area and watch the image magically appear.

REVERSE PASTELS
This time use brightly colored chalk to cover dark colored card stock, stamp over the chalked area. The ink will pull out the color of the paper from beneath the chalk. Be sure to clean the stamp before re-inking it as the chalk you removed is now on the stamp and the VersaMark pad will get dirty.

SHADOWING
This is a technique to use with Kaleidacolor pads and word stamps but you can use it for anything really. Just stamp directly over the first image, or a little off.

BRAYER RESIST
This technique can be done with Gold Encore or VersaMark. Stamp image onto Glossy White card stock using one of the above inks. Gently wipe away the ink using a lotion-free tissue and small circular motion. Ink up your brayer and roll it over the paper. Wherever the VersaMark ink was stamped, the paper will resist the colored ink from the brayer. This works on matte card stock but looks better on glossy.

VERSAMARK & 2-STEP STAMPIN’
Stamp the same image first w/VersaMark & then with metallic ink. Just shift the image a little bit when stamping the metallic ink. It gives it a shadowed look.

EMBOSSING ON GLASS
Using the embossing buddy first, then using the VersaMark to stamp the image on a glass container, then emboss with gold or silver. Fill it with candy and tie a ribbon on it.

EMBOSSING WITH STAMPIN’ UP! PADS
Ink the stamp with VersaMark then stamp on ink pad (you can use a dauber to apply the color ink). Stamp image and use clear embossing powder. Heat. Now emboss and be perfectly coordinated with the SU! markers, cardstock and inkpads. Be certain to clean stamp before re-inking on VersaMark pad.

BATIK TECHNIQUE
Stamp image using Versamark on ultra-smooth white or confetti or some other light CS and then emboss with clear embossing powder. Let cool. Then gently wad paper into a ball. Unfold cardstock and smooth it out. Place it on a towel and wet with water so the paper is very damp. Next ink your brayer with a Kaleidacolor pad and brayer across the paper. The image will stay white while the ink will seep into cracks and the rest of the paper will have a batik look.

4 Comments:

Deborah said...

I wish I could spend a day learning al of this with you! I am a visual and then paractice kinda gal! I will star this post and try!
Thanks! Deb

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Your site is a wealth of information! Awesome work! You can also tint an old (or mucked up versamark pad with reinker to create a homemade tinted versamark. It gives you sheer colour that's really neat. :0) Mel

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers, another wonderful post. Thanks for all your hard work.

Melissa said...

Excellent post Corie. I don't know what I would do without my Versamark Pad!

Many Blessings,
Melissa