Basic Black Attack!

There’s a technique called "Black Magic" that uses the Pure Color Pencils.  These little pencils were very misunderstood, and, apparently, underused, so they’re being discontinued.  I love them, though, so here’s a Black Magic card.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll post another one.  They’re great for a resist technique on glossy white, for "Black Magic" and for coloring line art.  You do need to blend them with something if you use them to color images.  Many people use "Gamsol" or other odorless mineral spirits.  I use baby oil.  It works great and smells good too!

Here’s my Black Magic card –

Black_magic
All you do is stamp your image in Whisper White craft ink.  (Very Vanilla will work, too.)
Then color over the image with the Pure color pencils.  You can add highlights with a white gel pen.  I added some glitter to the centers of the flowers with a 2-way glue pen.  The glitter really pops on the black (it looks better IRL!).

Here’s the "recipe"
Stamp set:  Baroque Motifs
Ink:  Whisper White craft; Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss card stock
Accessories:  Pure Color Pencils, Basic & Earth Elements eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Photo Corners Punch, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

While I had the Basic Black card stock out, I played with a couple other "color on black" techniques.
This was the first.  It uses a marker over the white ink.  We did this with Marker Club at Christmas last year, and the card was awesome.  I wasn’t as pleased with today’s!

Marker_on_white2    Markers_on_white2

This is the one from Christmas.  Of course, it’s stamped on Elegant Eggplant, not Basic Black, but I loved the look. The "Enjoy every moment" card uses Enjoy Every Moment and Pick a Petal stamp sets.  The Christmas one uses Lovely as a Tree, Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Holidays & Wishes.  The rest is easy to figure out.  I added glitter to both (of course).   (Images c Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008)

Here’s the last one.  It called "Chalkboard" technique, because you use the Stampin’ Pastels (chalks).  I wanted to show the difference between Marker on White and Chalkboard, so the cards are almost the same design.

ChalkboardThis one uses Enjoy Every Moment and Pick a Petal.
I stamped in Versamark, then embossed with white embossing powder.
Just color over the embossed images with chalk.  You don’t have to be too neat; you can use the eraser after you’re finished to erase "halos" around the images and to buff up the chalked embossing.  It will take away some of the color, but you can add more if you want.  Another way to do this is to stamp in Whisper White or Very Vanilla and color over it with chalk.  (Make sure the ink is dry first!)

Another product that looks awesome on black card stock is the Metallic Pencil set.  If you have these pencils, do use them.  If you don’t have them, you have about 11 more days to buy them!  They’re wonderful to have on hand, and, again, you can do so much with them.  But that’s for another day. 

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Basic Black Attack!

  1. Sandy Moriarty says:

    I really like this technique — techniques — and I definitely remember the Christmas card from last year. Forgot about doing more of this. Will have to pull out my pencils and black cardstock and get busy. Thanks for the reminder and for the samples.

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