What I learned today...

Hi There!
Well, it was Stampin' Up! Holiday Hoopla & Downline Metting tonight at my up line Sharon Armstrong's house. Dee Yates taught us how to color with our blender pens and markers! This was sooo much fun! I didn't even finish my bag at the meeting. I took it home and I finished literally minutes ago.

What Dee told us: She uses Staz-On inks for stamping images when using a blender brush because Staz-On won't bleed when you start to color the image. She also taught us that when using a blender you can vary the darkness and lightness of the ink; example in small photo, I went darker on some of the berries and lighter on others. Makes them look a little more realistic.
When you begin to stamp your paper sack, you will want to add a piece of cardboard or chipboard inside the bag, just incase the ink bleeds through to the otherside. I didn't have any problems with that.
Dee used Early Espresso to stamp the images. Then she colored the berries and poinsettias with Cherry Cobbler. The leaves she colored with Always Artichoke (I didn't have Always Artichoke, so I "blended with Glorious Green and Old Olive) on my pine boughs and my holly leaves. The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
I think I will stuff this little bag with goodies for my grandson Zackary's teacher Ms. Pate for her Christmas pressie.
Thanks DEE! And Thanks Sharon! It was a fun evening!!!
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana


Lisa Foster said…
This is really pretty!!! Great idea!
Anonymous said…
Oh how fun!! I love getting together with friends!! This is so beautiful!! Nicely done!! :) HUGS

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