Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Splitcoast Stampers - Transparent Balloon Tutorial

Oh My!  I can finally share some fun news!  Splitcoast Stampers asked me to do a coloring tutorial for their website!  I was so excited!  I thought I would not be able to keep a secret until time to post, but I kept my lips sealed!  I decided I to do a little tutorial on coloring transparent balloons.  I have done this technique in many of my classes, and everyone always seem to enjoy it.

Jumbo Balloons by The Peddler's Pack

For the tutorial, I used the much smaller stamp, to keep the video short. You would use the same exact technique to color the larger image. Here are a few photos of transparent balloons. Please check  out the tutorial on the Splitcoast Stampers website 
Drift Gift by Stampendous

Please watch the video on Splitcoast Stampers!

Colorful Hugs, 
Jennie Black

Sunday, May 15, 2016

MMC #24 Butterflies & Blooms

Link Here
Well, Here I am with my two entries for the Butterflies and Blooms challenge.  I don't know why but I seem to always say flutters and butters when trying to say flowers and butterflies.  lol...  I am not really a mixed media gal, but am trying to break out of my comfy zone, because I find that the cards I make go into a shoe box and stay there.  Things like this, I can set out and share with others or give as gifts.

When I saw Ken's challenge project I was totally inspired and remembered some old frames I had in the garage in the "someday projects box". Here is Ken's Project.
Check out Ken's tutorial here
I started out by trimming a piece of Canson watercolor paper to fit the frames. In the first photo I used the Hibiscus stamp drawn by Dina Kowal, it's available through Impression Obsession.  I just love this stamp, it looks like it was drawn with a thin black marker.   For the second and third projects,  I then used
Stampendous Duo stencils and pen to trace my flowers onto the watercolor paper. These Duos are so cool because they come with two stencils that you can layer or use separately and also have a awesome pen. You can find them in your local scrapbook store!

Stampendous Duos
Trim watercolor cardstock to fit frame
Trace flowers onto your cardstock using the stencils and pen provided in Duos set. You can also add doodles as desired.

Make a paint palette using colorburst or ink refills and water. 
Now using a paint brush paint your image as desired. I wanted a bright strong finished project to look tropical. So I used strong mixtures and layed the "paint" on thick.  If you want a more pastel looking finished project, you can use more water and less colorburst or ink.   To add the textured background, I first painted using Turquoise Colorburst, then I dropped water onto the background and dabbed it up with a dry papertowel.  It diluted areas to make a textured watery background. Here are the finished projects.
Be sure to check out the Mixed Media challenge and see all of the projects by team members and entries.  I was super impressed with a few DT members entries... Here are my favs.
Have a great day!
Jennie Black

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Summer Daisy Fun -

I had so much fun playing to make this card. I put the instructions below.  I hope you enjoy it.
Tombow marker flowers
 Scrapbook Adheasives
1. Stamped image and colored them using Copics on one card and Tombow markers on the other. You pick how you want to color yours (you can even use your colorburst as watercolor, but i didn't have any the right colors).
2. On quality watercolor paper, I sprinkled just a bit three colors of Colorburst. Spritzed with water and swished around with a paint brush. LET DRY or use heat gun to speed it up.
3. Dropped a few drops of water onto the dry background and let set for a few mintues before lifting with papertowel.
4. Stamp greeting using versamark and white embossing powder.  Heat with heat gun.
5. Sprinkle a bit of Stampendous Chunky white embossing powder onto the card randomly and heat from below.
6. Assemble card using Scrapbook adhesives mounting squares.
7. Glue onto cardstock and card is ready to add a greeting inside and mail to a friend.

All Stamps available through Stampendous. 
You are Amazing CRH324
Wonderful Friend
Backgound stamps
Daisy crs5082
Stampendous white embossing powder EP100
Stampendous Chunky white embossing powder FREG021
Canson Watercolor Paper
Colorburst tropical colors
Paint brush
Spritz bottle with water.
Copics or Tombow markesrs to color flowers.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Awesome Ocean Background &new Stampendous stamps!

WOW! Have you seen the new ocean stamps by Stampendous!  I am over the top thrilled with them.  Not to mention the embossing powder technique that I am addicted to for the background.  Fran showed it to me at CHA and I have just been itching to try it a million times (and have done it a million times).  It's is so fun!  Check out the short video here on how to get this coolest look!   These two sets each come with matching die cuts so you won't have to fussy cut if you don't want to!  Toot Toot!

Ok... so here are the step outs.  First I used a hot plate that I had hanging around taking up room in my kitchen cabinet.  You might find a pancake griddle at Goodwill or thrift store that will work great!  For easy clean up cut a small piece of your craft mat to lay on top.  My little circle one does not have room for a mat. 

First lay your chipboard on hotplate and sprinkle with embossing powders.
Second add a bit of clear embossing powder over your sand to use as glue to hold on the Fragments I used for my sandy ocean floor. Use any color you wish, I prefer the rose or taupe. If the Fragments don't stick, sprinkle on a bit more clear embossing powder.

Here is a quick video to show the steps.  It is so fun, you will be glad you tried it!  Have fun and please share your project with me!

Embossing Powders: EK22 Beach, Chunky Clear FREG004
Tools: Big Shot, Hot Plate, Scissors, Paper cutter,
Fragments: FRC05
Large Acrylic Handle: ssh46
Printed Paper: Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea
Cardstock: My Colors & chipboard
Coloring Paper: Neenah Super Smooth
Stamping ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Zip Dry
Shells: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R20, R21,
Coral: E41, YR01
Starfish: Yr24, YR21,

Shell: E40, E41, E43, R20
Skin: E11, E00, R20, E000

Hair: E35, YR24, YR21,
Pearl: R00, V01
Seahorse: R22, R24, R21
Green: YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01

Colorful Hugs,

Jennie Black

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

San Diego Summer Copic Card Class

I am thrilled to announce this class.  It will be on June 25 at The Stamp Addict in San Diego.  All guests must bring their own alcohol ink pens (Copic, Spectrum Noir or Twin Touch), adhesive, foam adhesive, scissors.  Please call store for details, price and times.  

Copic colors are listed as used in samples, however you are welcome to use any colors you wish to use.

Mermaid: YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01, E11, E00, E000, R20, YR21, YR24, E35, E37
Turtle: YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01, E35, E59
Starfish: Y32, YR24, YR21
Seahorse: R20, R22

Sail Boat:
Hull E49, E37, E35
Water: done with ink refills (supplied by teacher)
Sails: E41, E43  (or E81)

any red.  R29
any teal blue ie: B04
Green: yg03, YG63
Yellow: y38, Y17, Y15, Y11

Hope to see you there!  Please note that this class is expected to sell out very quickly.  Please make sure to rsvp early.  We always have last minute signups and we have limited seats.  Only 15 kits will be made for this class.

Colorful Hugs,

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Inky Watercolor coloring class - San Diego June 25

Whoot Whoot - here are the samples for our june class.  I am so excited.  If you know me you know how much I love scuba diving with the turtles...  check out this awesome ocean friends set. You can even get the matching dies that cut perfect!  The set has a dolphin, turtle, seahorse large clam shell and a mermaid.  Perfect for summer! 
The second card is just as fun using the new shells stamp and die sets... I love them!  so fun. Backgrounds are done with Ranger ink refills and ink sprays.. you will have to come to class to see how to make that fun messy water looking background.

And there is always sunshine and flowers for summer, so this last card is so fitting.  I hope you will join me on June 24th at The Stamp Addict or at my house on May 14th.  It will be so fun.  Call Store for details at 619-667-5060 or check out the samples at their store!

Please bring your own waterbased markers and a small paint brush or aqua brush and adhesive.  

Colorful Hugs,
Jennie Black

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

House Mouse-Designs Thistle Nap (Copic Colored)

Hello Everyone,

Here is a fun image that I colored for the January 2016 Stampendous Catalog.

 This one gives a lot of practice on "flicking"  If you have taken any of my classes, you all know that I refer to an airplane doing a touchdown.  When a plane barely lands then lifts back up.  That's the motion you want to do when flicking your Copic brush.  Do not sit your brush down onto the paper before flicking.  You want to gradually touch the paper while flicking or twisting your wrist, and continue your flick as you gradually lift off the paper.  This is kinda hard to explain unless you see it in motion. Therefore, I just pulled out my camera and did a quick little video below.

I really wanted some fresh air so I pulled my camera out onto the patio and recorded out there.. (sorry about the background noise - seems all the dogs, planes and neighbors decided it was nice to be out also!).

The colors used here are:
Purples:V01, V12, V15, V09 or RV02, V12, V15, V09
Greens: YG03, YG63, YG67
Mouse: W1, W3, W5, E00, E11, E000 and R20 for a bit of cheeks.
Stamp available through Stampendous or your local Stamp store:  Thistle Nap #HMR57

Give it a try, if you have a question, please ask.  Looking forward to seeing your comments on what you thought of this card.

Colorful Hugs,

Friday, January 22, 2016

Masculine Froggy Birthday!

I like this simple card.  The image is called Birthday Toad and is available HERE or at your local stamp store!  He comes in red rubber wood mounted or cling mount. The best part is the greeting is attached!  I actually cut the greeting off and now have two stamps that can be used together or separate!  I love the flexibility of using cling red rubber stamps because I can customize them like this.

He is a great little guy to have on hand for any masculine birthday coming up.  I have more men than women in my life and it seems that I never have enough masculine cards in stock.  I need to make up a few extras of this little guy.

This actual card is done using copics.  However I have done it in watercolors which turns out just as cute (and quicker to do).

If you like to give him a try here are the colors I used.
COPICS - Browns: E 37, E35, Greens:YG67, YG63, YG17, YG03, YG01, Blue: B02, Red: R29, Gray base is W1, W3, E31.

Watercolor: Tim Holtz distress markers or ink. Vintage Photo, walnut stain, Peeled paint, candied apple,

Hope you enjoy and give it a try.

Colorful hugs, 
Jennie B

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gouda Cheese Cake!

Here is a fun card I made for the Stampendous Catalog!  I totally enjoy doing "secret" coloring that I can't share until the catalog comes out.  I get my sneek peek early and always have something new to color!  Thanks Stampendous for including me!

Little Mudpie here is blowing out the candle on his cheese cake.. ha ha ha... could not resist the chance to say that!  It's more like a cheese stack.  I hve seen this image colored a million different ways, but this is the way I chose to color it.

I used copics and think he turned out darling.  Hope you like him.

Reds; R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
Cheese and crackers: dark to light: YR24, YR23, YR21, Y32, YR31.
Base. Warm grays  W1, W3
Mudpies fur: E35, E33, E30,
Mudpie skin: E000, E00, E11, and a bit of 20 for his cheeks.
I used a 3/4" hole punch to cut the holes. I didn't have a shade darker cardstock to layer under the cheese piece, so I colored it with YR24.  It worked great! (I only colored the areas under each hole).

Stamp is by House Mouse-Designs and available through Stampendous or your local stamp store.  Gouda   Item number  HMR39.  Available in red rubber wood mount or cling mount.

Posted in the House Mouse-Designs Monday Challenge #210.. check it out as they always have cute entries. HERE

Colorful Hugs,
Jennie B

Monday, January 18, 2016

Feb Class Projects

Classes at my house will be held Friday Night Feb 19 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and Saturday Feb 20th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Note these classes have a lot of flexibility and allow Copics or watercolor.
BONUS:   I added the pretty lady image for those wanting to practice coloring images with skin and hair.   I also loved the kitty stamp so I threw it in.  Hope you like it!

Watercolorists: Please bring a small watercolor brush, adhesive and optional waterbased markers such as Marvy, Tombow, Stampin Up, Distress Ink.  The markers make the projects go much quicker.  If you do not have these markers, you are more than welcome to use my ink pads.

Copic: Please bring your Copics.  Color vary. 

Hope to see you at class.  Note that I have a limit of 12 people per class so please RSVP early.  Give me a call if you plan on coming so I can make you a kit!  909-222-7018

Jennie B

Friday, January 8, 2016

Inky Watercolor Cards - Feb 27

Join us for this Super fun and easy class for all levels!  We will be at The Stamp Addict on Febuary 27th from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Instructor will show you how to use ink pads and regular markers like Distress markers, Marvy markers and even Stampin Up markers to make these beautiful cards.  Bring your own adhesive and small paint brush and use our ink pads to pain with.  OR  bring your own markers and Jennie will show you  how to get your image done even faster and with brighter intensity.   (any non alcohol markers are welcome but not required).  All Images are by Stampendous

Call store for details, reservations and price.

Thanks and see you there!

PS.. for those of you living near San Bernardino, I will be doing a similar class at home soon.  Waiting for a date.

Copic Class -The Stamp Addict Feb 27

Hi, I hope you will join me at The Stamp Addict for this educational and fun Copic coloring class.  We will be making three fun cards.  The fun techniques we will be doing are skin, hair and transparent balloons.  Note this is an Intermediate class and does require some prior practice of blending alcohol markers.   All images are by Stampendous!

Bring your own markers.  Note these are suggested colors!  You may bring your favorite combination of colors to use, however we will have no class markers. If you need to pick up a few new colors please give Roxanne a call at The Stamp Addict and she will make sure you have some before class.  619-667-5060

Here are my suggested colors:

Balloons:                               Fairy                                              Braid             

Coral: R20, R22,                  Skin: E000, E00, E11                    Skin: E000, E00, E11, R21

Blue: B000, B01,                  Cage: any gray ie: C3                    Lips: any reds or rose

Green: YG01, YG03           Greens YG03, YG17 YG67           Eyes: YG03, YG67

Yellow: Y17, Y15, Y11,       Browns: E30, E33, E35, E29         Hair: YR21, YR24, E33, E35, E29

                                                Nest: E42, E47  Egg: E41 or w1

                                                Bird: B91, B93, B95

                                                Pinks: RV01, RV02, V04, V01

PS for those of you who are local near San Bernardino area, I will be doing this class at my home in the near future.  Waiting for a date.  Please leave comment with contact info here if you are interested and I will make sure to contact you.