When I had my TLC Class one of the techniques I taught was a Sepia Photo and I learned how to do it from Jan Tink. She used Vanilla craft ink and Basic Brown ink. When I was playing last week working on my swap, I thought what happened if I used the watercolor pencils on creamy caramel and blended it with the sansodor and stumps, and it looked great and actually I found it a little easier to control then the Craft ink and Basic Brown ink. It is a little different look, but still a great effect.
A couple posts ago I showed you my swap card here and I added a bit of color to the sepia look, so it almost reminded me of my bleached Courage card, I just love doing different things to get different looks. So quite a few people asked me to show them how to do the Sepia photo, so instead of doing it with the inks like we did at class, and how I learned from Jan, I want to show you how to do it with the pencils and sansodor instead. Let me know if you try it and if you like it.
Here's the video, let me know if you have any questions.
Here is the finished card, so you can see it better.
Stamp Set: Peace Within
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Autumn Traditions
Ink: Basic Brown
Misc: Wide striped chocolate grosgrain, chocolate corduroy button, sansodor, stumps, watercolor pencils
I also wanted to say a heart felt Welcome to Kathy and Donna, they have joined my Di's Country INKer's family, and I know they are going to love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator just as much as I do.
Well I am gonna turn off the computer and hit the hay, I had to turn it off earlier as we were having quite the wind storm here, the power went off for a bit, and I didn't want to mess the computer up. Plus it's a little hard to record a video in the dark…ha!
Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping in!
Jacqui Lines says
Great Job as always!
This is SO awesome! I love the look of it and the image is beautiful. Fabulous job as always!!
Kera Simpson says
Super cute card Di 🙂
Wow this is fantastic Diana! I luv both cards, the one with the colors really pop it's gorgeous! If I want that old antique feel to a card the sepia is perfect for that. Thanks so much for sharing & doing a video tutorial!
Really nice card. I love it and I love the videos.
Questions: Do you have to cover your candle holder lid with the sansodor in it? Doesn't it dry out? Also, when you use that stump again, you just let it dry out first and then file it a little bit to get rid of the previous color?
Thanks so much,
Jessica Fick says
great tutorial, Diana! I LOVE your cards!!!