Monday, October 15, 2018

Black Ice Technique

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a new-to-me technique that Susan, Christine and I tried out on one of our crafting days.  The technique is called Black Ice.  Click HERE for a video tutorial.  We all tried it with the silver and black ink, following the video.

On my second try, I wanted to do something a little different, so used gold foil paper and Archival Sepia which is a coppery colour.  I love how this turned out.

This is my reminder card for CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Metal, hosted by our mixed media expert, Mac.

I used gold foil paper, which is a metal, and the clear embossing over the sepia ink looks like copper ... also a metal. :)  To finish the card, I used a mini dot stencil, randomly sponging with gold delicata ink, popped up my main panel, and added a gold stamped sentiment.

I've had fun with this challenge!

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the reminder post to see some new cards from our amazing Designers, and our wonderful Guest Designer, Pat (Colourful Creations).  I know you'll be inspired.  There's still 9 days left before the challenge closes ... come join us! :)






Stamps:  Insightful Meadows (Unity); Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Gold Foil card stock (SU!); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Archival Sepia (Ranger); Gold Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, Mini Dot stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), sponge

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Metal

32 comments:

Julia Aston said...

I love this technique using the gold and sepia Loll - so different from silver and black - but still wonderfully shiny and metallic - such wonderful streaks in your background! Julia xx

Jan said...

Very pretty Loll! The Delicate really makes it pop!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Liz said...

Oh WOW, this is just stunning, Loll. I love the effect of this technique, I'll have to check out the video. xx

HJ said...

Love your card, Loll! It is so pretty! I'll have to check out this new technique. Enjoy your day!

Linda said...

Beautiful Loll. Love how your black ice technique turned out.

Betty Keefe said...

WOW - gorgeous card, Loll - have heard of that technique, but never tried it - will have to give it a go!

Bonnie said...

I love the golden, coppery look of using the Black Ice technique with these colors, Loll! Your design panel is awesome and I love the stenciled random dots on the background!

Nancy Stislow said...

What a wonderful take on the black ice technique. This has been on my to-do list but I've yet to try it. Love the colors and love that you used Archival ink as opposed to Staz-On. What a fabulous effect!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Black Ice technique using your gold foil paper, Loll. I have yet to try this technique, but will hopefully get a chance in the near future. You girls have me so inspired. I will be checking out the video soon. I love your framing, heat embossed flowers and stenciling behind your beautiful main image. TFS my friend and always inspiring me. Hugs..Nancy

Jo Manna said...

UNIQUE! I'd call this the Dark Sepia Technique :D ..a warmer version!
Love the results achieved, this card is priceless. It truly has a soft shimmery appeal, the little bouquet was the perfect stamp. The matching gold sentiment and gold stencil give it all the honours. Beautiful, xx

Maria said...

Oh, so lovely! I haven’t heard of this technique! I love the coppery color! Off to check out the video!

clavell said...

I love the use of the Sepia!...and the way the focal point "splashed-over" onto the background.

Bobby said...

This is gorgeous, Loll. I'm off to watch the video so I can give it a try.

Ina G said...

Wow I love your take on the Black Ice Loll. Simple and fabulous. Stunning colours!

MaryH said...

AW-SOME! I really like the look of the gold & 'copper' on this black ice. I've seen some cards done with the gold paper, but this is by far the most impressive I've seen. The silver & black is gorgeous, but this just takes my breath away. You've really aced the technique, and what a perfect metallic card you've shared!!! TFS & Hugs (I'm so envious of your technique group!!! I can just imagine how you play off each other's ideas and skills. How wonderful!)

Christine Alexander said...

amazing colour combo Loll, I love the warmer tones of the gold and sepia.

Susan said...

Love that bit of stenciling behind the black ice panel - and love it done on gold with sepia!

Linda said...

WOW!! What an amazing technique ..... haven't seen this before but I'm definitely giving this a go.
Love the effect with the gold card and sepia ink xx

Julie B said...

This looks like a fun technique Loll, another one to have a go at.
Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, the colours and the shimmer are so striking! Looks like a fun technique, Cathy x

Jeanne said...

Wow, this is so striking, Loll! You ladies have fun together, that is for sure. The gold/sepia combo is lovely. Such a unique look. Thanks for sharing this piece and the link. :)

Mac Mable said...

Such a stunning and unique effect. Love the gold and the sepia (copper) together and the subtle blending and stencilling on the background 'frames' your stunning metal element beautifully. Thank you Loll for your very kind and generous words...Made my day x

Viv's Visuals said...

So have sat now and watched the video Loll.... currently have a pile of foil card sat here next to me! Deffo going to have a go at this - the effects are really striking.
Love the look you created with the gold and sepia rather than the silver and black. A Fabulous card. x

Happy Dance said...

This is gorgeous, Loll. No...Stunning is a much closer term. The shimmer alone has me wanting to try this technique. I will be checking out that video in just a few minutes. You always make such pretty cards. This one is no exception. Love it. Bev

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love this color combo with all the metallic effects...so creative! Thanks for the link to the video...I'm definitely going to check it out :)

Marcia HIll said...

Just came from Bonnie's blog with her black ice card and I've got to try this technique as the results are AMAZING!! Your card with the gold is just STUNNING Loll...LOVE everything about it!! :0)

Pat said...

What a marvellous twist on the black ice technique and the gold and copper look you have achieved is simply gorgeous Loll, and love the flowers stamped on top. The bit of stencilling using gold ink around the topper and for the sentiment ties it all together perfectly. x

Brenda in IN said...

I love this with the sepia ink. I tried it once with gold foil and black ink and I didn't like my results but this is so beautiful. I always like your silhouette flowers and these are lovely.

Trina P. said...

Another beauty, Loll. The gold / sepia combo is so unique and cool! It looked even more amazing IRL! Can’t wait to give this technique a try. xx

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful piece of art, Loll ... the shimmery texture around the deep blooms is gorgeous and so eyecatching! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

I have never seen the black ice technique in gold and sepia but really love the look! Thanks for the inspiration!

BożenA said...

Your panel prepared in the dark ice technique looks amazing. This is another technique that you mastered perfectly. Thank you for another great inspiration. I have to try this technique :-)
Hugs,
BożenA