Transforming Natural Composition Designer Paper – Part 2

Yesterday, I showed two cool projects using bleach and ink to alter Natural Composition Specialty Paper.  I was having fun experimenting with adding color to this awesome paper, so I have a couple more cards to show you today!

Naturals comp markers - two cool

These Two Cool cards are colored with Markers, then brayered with a neutral color to bring out the glossy, embossed pattern of the papers. 

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I used the brush tip ends of the Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers to color in the floral design. You'll notice that I colored outside of the lines, so the lines would stand out a little more as the ink was resisted.  I even drew Lucky Limeade color along the stems of the flowers. 

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For the final step, I brayered on River Rock over the entire piece.  This little bit of extra color gives the entire piece a yellowy hue and makes the embossed patterns emerge!  It also tones down the harsh colored lines, while still leaving an aura of color.  What a pretty effect!

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I love how elegant the finished card looks layered on Early Espresso and Raspberry Ripple card stock!  I added a From My Heart sentiment on the banner and accented it with Rhinestone Jewels.

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The blue card used Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Soft Suede Markers for the coloring, and Crumb Cake for the brayering. 

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You can see that the River Rock gives a much lighter background, while the Crumb Cake looks more like taupe.  Both are pretty!

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The blue card is finished by layering on Early Espresso and Midnight Muse card stock. 

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Gosh, I'm loving this paper already, and I've only used ONE of the patterns!  More please!


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