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When I saw the challenge over at Artful Times (which I am entering this card in), I felt I needed to have a go at the Stazon Technique. I have quite a few Stazon ink pads that rarely get used and it was about time they got an airing. The challenge is called Colour Technique and you can choose to do the Stazon Technique, use Colour Blocking or use Dylusions inks. I chose the Stazon Technique.
To see more of the technique I used there is a link over at the Artful Times Blog where you can see a great video.
I started with plain white coated card (Clarity paper) and stamped the dragonfly from the Tim Holtz Classics #1 stamp set. I stamped diagonally across the card to give four nice large corners. In the central part I applied Stazon in Mellow Mint. I applied Cactus Green Stazon to two diagonal corners and then Hydrangea Blue to the last two. I created a mat from another piece of card, coloured the mat with the Green and Blue Stazon again and then matted the stamped card onto this, showing the opposite colours underneath.
I stamped the word 'VOYAGE' from the same stamp set in the bottom corner and then used a white pen to highlight the word, the dragonfly wings, the circled words and then added white dots in the top left corner and all around the edge to make the other colours pop. I stamped and cut a second dragonfly from some fairly thick acetate, coloured the back with Hydrangea Blue Stazon and mounted it over the original stamped dragonfly to add a little dimension.
Rita. I was not happy with the result of this one but I did not use the Clarity paper for this one. I used white Stazon on the bird and I did a lot more work with the white pen on this one.
It is a fun technique but when you have an artificial wrist, as I do, it is a bit difficult to get a good strong coloured background with the Stazon on skippery paper!
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