Saturday, February 7, 2015

Technique Week-Burnishing

     Do you wonder as I did how the lines appeared on the background of this card and not of the leaves?  Well, this was done with a process called burnishing. The card stock used is from the Sale a Bration catalog and is white on white.  The burnishing will pop the white raised design.

1. Take a sponge of dauber and rub your first color all over the card stock. This is what is called burnishing. When the color is the shade you like, then take a tissue and rub the color off the white area.

2. Ink up a Background stamp. In this case it was the Wood grain stampset.  Stamp this right over your first layer of ink.  Once again wipe the ink off the white leaves.  The end result is stunning.

  This card was one of the make n takes at the last Jubilant Butterflies meeting.  Robin did a great job with this one don't you think.  My mind is going wild thinking of other background stamps to burnish with.

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