All content (including text, photographs, and design work) is © Shelly Kuck.
My original artwork is for personal inspiration only and may not be copied for publication or contest submission.
Enjoy your Visit!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Sketch & Technique

SC185 Acrylic Resist_SaK

I combined today's sketch challenge with Monday's Technique challenge which was to use the grid technique. The diagonal grid was made using my Scor-Pal. The stamped layers are vanilla cardstock which was stamped with acrylic paint. When dry, I spritzed them with a combination of distress reinkers mixed with water and perfect pearls. The mixture resists the acrylic paint and adds beautiful shimmer and depth to the card. It is so hard to capture in a photo though. The tutorial can be found on Tim Holtz's blog.

The combinations I used were:

Walnut Stain/Perfect Bronze

Dried Marigold/Gold

Fired Brick/Copper

Weathered Wood/Pearl

Stamps are all from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.

Cherry Blossom Background 250-01

Bird on Branch 186-2 Stamp Oasis

Asian Symbols 187-3

The edges were sponged with Broken China and Walnut Stain. I used a stamp positioner to stamp the bird in Adirondack Pitch Black pigment ink over the bird. The main panel is on dimensional foam tape. Printed twill was layered on chocolate cardstock. I am very inky and shimmery this morning and my stamp room is a disaster now. Gotta go clean up!


  1. WOW!!
    THis is amazing!!
    I wish I could watch you do this!
    I love the colors--I bet it is MORE stunning IRL!

    Thanks for all the info on your methods!

  2. Just gorgeous! Love all the layers...great technique and image!

  3. Very beautiful card. I love the layers and the colours. Joan

  4. I love your card, the bird is spectacular. I love the beautiful colours.



  5. So many beautiful layers and colors! This is just gorgeous, Shelly!

  6. Laurie in MN7/17/2008 2:24 AM

    Love the card.


Thanks for stopping & telling me what you think!