Black Magic Garden Party

May 24th, 2010

Happy Monday!  I have one more card to share from my class a little over a week ago.  Somehow I never got over here to show it to you last week.  As soon as I saw this the Black Magic technique on JanTink’s blog and then Wendybell’s video I knew it would be a super fun thing to do in class.  And I also knew that TE’s Garden Party Blooms would be a great set to play with.


This was so much fun and so easy too!  Stamp bold images on dark cardstock (I used black) with white craft ink and allow to dry (or heat set if you’re in a hurry).  Then color over the images with Prismacolor Pencils using a fairly heavy hand.  The instructions I read/saw said to use watercolor pencils so I tried that first, but then decided to also try the Prismacolors.  While both worked, I found that I got a better result with the Prismacolors and I have a larger color range in those as well.  You’ll want 2 or 3 shades of the same color and work from dark to light.  Highlights are added with a white gel pen.  Paper used here is all SU: black, Bermuda Bay , white and Melon Mambo dp.  If you haven’t tried this technique, you really need to!  Tons of possibilites!

Last night was the series finale of LOST and I just have to share my take on it.  If you have it saved to dvr to watch later then you probably won’t want to read this.  While I thought the final 2 1/2 hour episode was beautifully done in it’s own right, as the end to six years of mystery and questions I felt it was far less than satisfying.  In my mind it confirmed what I had been afraid of all along…that the writer’s really didn’t have answers to all the mysteries they proposed.  Perhaps they felt that a long, emotional, somewhat poetic final episode would make up for all that, but it didn’t.  At least not for me.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’re surviving Monday and have a great week ahead!


6 Responses to “Black Magic Garden Party”

  1. savorthejourney Says:

    Eeeeeeeeeeeek! I’ve often said that I wanted to try this technique … and I wish you could ‘hear me now’ …. Yep! Now it’s GOT to happen! Oh to have been in your class! Fabboo card, dear Jami!


  2. Jodi Collins Says:

    This is GORGEOUSNESS Jami! This technique is AMAZING with these stamps….LOVE every bit of this!!

  3. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Now, this is one gorgeous card Jami!! One of these days, I’m going to be in your class. I know I’ve said that before, but one of these days, Calif will shrink, and I’ll be there.

  4. Sharon Harnist Says:

    This is gorgeous, Jami — I’m sure your students were thrilled with this beautiful technique!

  5. Leslie Miller Says:

    We used to call this “pencil over ink”. I’ve always loved the effect. Your shading is beautiful. Love the fun and pretty flowers!

  6. rache Says:

    Ohhh! I like that.

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