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Monochromatic Medallions

Monochromatic Medallions

Hi All,

For today’s cards, I used one Zig marker and one Distress Oxide ink of the same shade. I liked the idea of starting with an ink blended background and highlighting it with a darker color. I used the Cora Background stamp by Simon Says Stamp. It kind of looks like a medallion to me, so that’s what I’m calling it. 🙂 As soon as I saw it… Add to Cart. Here are the three cards:

Monochromatic Medallions

Monochromatic Medallions

Monochromatic Medallions

Notice that I used the stamp off-center in all of the cards. Centering the stamp causes you to lose the edge detail, which I think is important to the design (not to mention it’s really hard to center, because that’s how I started working with it!). I like it off to the side a little bit – it makes it more interesting.

Here is a close-up of the coloring:

Monochromatic Medallions

Enjoy the video!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Watercolor panels 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches 10.5 x 13.7 cm
Vellum strips 1 inch 2.5 cm
Card bases 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Zig markers used: May Green, Pink, Persian Blue

Cora Background
Cora Background
Handlettered Greetings
Handlettered Greetings
Strathmore Bristol Paper
Strathmore Bristol Paper
EH|SSS
Kuretake Zig Markers
Kuretake Zig Markers
AMZN|SSS
Distress Oxide - Pistachio
Distress Oxide – Pistachio
EH|SSS
Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide – Worn Lipstick
EH|SSS
Distress Oxide - Broken China
Distress Oxide – Broken China
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
SSS Vellum
SSS Vellum
Copic Multiliner Pens, 4 pack
Copic Multiliner Pens
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
EH | SSS
MISTI
MISTI
EH|S.COM
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
EH|SSS
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on May 24th, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Connie

    I really like the way you used the Distress Oxide ink with a Zig marker of the same colour. I think this technique will also look great with the SSS Doodle Background Create Joy stamp. Thanks for giving me the idea!

  2. wrote on May 24th, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Mairead

    These are real “WoW!” cards Darlene. Thanks for explaining everything so clearly, as usual.

  3. wrote on May 24th, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Vee

    Gosh, these cards are winners once again Darlene! Really gorgeous.
    I unfortuately don’t have the Zig markers , but will try my Tombows.
    Thanks for your constant flow of WOW ideas!

    • wrote on May 25th, 2017 at 10:27 am

      darlene

      Hi Vee – distress markers would also work really well if you have those. 🙂

  4. wrote on May 24th, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love these cards! Of course you had to add some black eh? Haha…I know you like to add black to most of your cards and this is just enough! I have Satampin Up’s old Madallion stamp so I will see if the design would work with this coloring technique! Thanks for another great idea on how to use my zigs!!! 😎

    • wrote on May 24th, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Connie

      I reckon that you’ll find lots of background stamps that will work like a charm with this great technique. Why didn’t I think of it? Ha! Ha!

  5. wrote on May 24th, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Glenismaree

    Wow! what a lovely technique. I really like monochromatic “anything” (if you know what I mean?) so these cards are appealing. Thanks once again Darlene.

  6. wrote on May 24th, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    I love how colorful the cards are! They really stand out and they just pop! I love that stamp too. I love the embossing too. I just got an embossing gun to replace the one I blew out defrosting our freezer. I haven’t had the chance to use it yet but I love to emboss! You did a really great job!

  7. wrote on May 25th, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Andrea

    Beautiful cards, Darlene!!! Love the black accents you used. Was this your first time using the bristol paper? You’re right–it does work wonderfully with the Zigs. I’ve been using it for quite some time now. It also works well with Tombow markers, I’ve found. As far as the Zigs always blending well, if you let them sit too long, even on the bristol, they will be hard to blend. I’m not sure if layering them over the Oxide ink gives a longer “open” time or not. Generally, if I use them (or my Tombows), I lay down color in a few areas at most, and then blend it out with either another marker or my damp paintbrush. Also, I have found the bristol will pill if you work it enough. I usually find that with my Tombow markers, though, since I guess they wear on the paper more. Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your artwork with us! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  8. wrote on May 25th, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Amy

    Oh my these are beautiful, Darlene!!! I can’t wait to try it out…which hopefully should be soon because my craft room in our new home (which is actually an older home we are renovating) is finally underway!!! I hope it will be done in a few weeks. Then I get to move in all my stuff and organize it. The big change from my last room is the lighting – I put can lights in which will be great! Also it’s a bit bigger than my old room. Of course I already have a whole set of the oxide inks. Not having a craft room didn’t deter me from buying supplies for the last 8 months!! Hahaha!

  9. wrote on May 28th, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Brenda L.

    I love these cards Darlene! They look so hard, but are not! They are very beautiful!! I am loving the oxide inks too, but haven’t blended with them yet as I just got mine. But I love how they stamp, so I know I will love how they blend as well. Hugs, Brenda

  10. wrote on June 7th, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Pennycable09

    WOW, you have the patience of Job!!! These are fantastic!!!! Don’t know if I could give these away, I would have to frame these!!!! Very lovely!!!!

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