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MOD Blackout!

Hello & Happy Wednesday. 

I'm here to hopefully get you over the mid week hump with some inky inspiration. I've been seeing the 'Blackout' technique quite a bit around social media recently and its been a while since I gave it a go. 

I attempted a version of this card a few weeks back and it went wrong, I got frustrated and so I benched the idea until my patience returned!! 

I'm so glad I took the time to come back to this technique. So before when I have done this technique, I've used stamps. Inking my background, stamping the image and clear embossing. Then applying the black ink over the top for the blackout.

This time I wanted to try the technique with stencils and specifically the Stencil - MOD Background Builder. And I also wanted the background multicoloured, but not blended colours, individual blocks of colour. You know, to add to the challenge! 

So I started by stencilling and used the negative masking technique to add colour to each of the blocks. Moving the stencil to build the design all over my card as it's designed. 

I then cleaned the stencil and repeated the process, this time by inking through the stencil with VersaMark ink. Heat embossing with clear powder and repeating until I had covered all of the coloured blocks. 

Once the embossing was complete I set to blending over with black ink. I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne. I then 'buffed' the excess ink from the embossed areas, mounted onto a white card base and add the Congratulations sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.

Lesson learned, never give up!!

Thanks for stopping by today & Crafty Hugs 


comments ( 1 )

Jul 10, 2024

A fabulous effect! Love all the colours and the glossy look of the clear embossing with the black background, thanks for sharing this technique, I have to try!

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