Versamark and Graphite Resist Video

November 16, 2012 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts

For those who would like to know the Versamark and Graphite Powder technique, but didn’t quite understand my written instructions, here is a video where I demonstrate the technique. I also show an ATC that I made using the technique on Glow in The Dark vinyl from Papilio. You can find that here. If you are looking for the Graphite or Charcoal Powder, you can find it at Dick Blicks. We would love it if you purchased it by clicking the link to the right!



Halloween Graveyard in Versamark and Graphite

October 25, 2012 in Mixed Media Posts

More Halloween and Graphite fun!! I love the look of images stamped with Versa Mark and then colored with Graphite Powder- see the full post here for how to accomplish this.

This time I used the Halloween Cemetary Rubber Stamp from Easy Scraps’ Halloween Large Skeleton set, as well as the Greek Woman from Easy Scraps’ Memories of Greece Church set. I stamped the image using Versamark Ink and then brushed Graphite powder over the image.

If you need to find Graphite powder- take a look through our Dick Blick affiliate link. They sell powdered Graphite and Charcoal. I tend to like the Graphite powder a bit better.

Here are the results of my Halloween play time…



Halloween is around the corner

September 28, 2012 in Mixed Media Posts

I am in the middle of working on some ATC’s for the next swap I am participating in, and I got distracted. I started making the ATCs, but then I screwed one up. It still looked kind of cool though, so I decided to bring it into Photoshop and play around with it. I wanted to combine it with a vintage image I got from an old Puck magazine. Here are the steps I did and where the image is now. I need to play around with it more, to integrate her a little bit better, but I need to get a move on on my errands and things ;-)


First I started with my screwed up stamped ATC. The technique I was using was the one I posted about a while ago with using Graphite and VersaMark. You can see that post  here- Graphite and VersaMark Resist Technique.

Halloween Graveyard Rubber Stamp

Then I scanned in the image of the magazine front cover and here she is…
Halloween Graveyard Girl
Isn’t she cool? She just screamed Halloween to me, altho I believe it was an Easter issue :-)
I brought both images into Photoshop in order to make a composite image. I had to play with hue/saturation, blending modes, pull her apart and then back together, adjust opacity settings and finally build up the bottom of the card because the pumpkins were cut off, but here is the final image…