Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cool Products, Cool Techniques, More Fun with Tombow

As we approach our exciting hops days with Tombow, we're hoping to get YOU as excited as we are! So we're sharing a very interesting and cool technique that artist Marie Browning has been teaching with Tombow products for a few years now...called, "Zero Drawing". I've shared Fran Seiford's tutorial above on her mix of Dreamweaver stencils with this technique. This is something Marie has done for several years as she and Dreamweaver's original owner, Lynell Harlow are friends, and had collaborated on this before. 
My version of this technique features the Dreamweaver Corner Flowers stencil. As shown in the video, I've sanded my Tombow Graphite Pencil a bit to create some "dust", and pounced this over my chosen paper (Canson textured). Placing the stencil on top, and taping it down with removable tape, I began to "Zero out", or erase the areas of the design using Tombow's Mono Zero and Non PVC Mono eraser. You can also use a kneadable eraser, as Fran demonstrates in the video, however I couldn't find mine, so I went with what Tombow so kindly provided for us.
Once I had erased the design areas, I stamped the Cling Dance in the Rain image in black ink on the panel. I loved the look of the pattern on her dress, so I only erased the pattern from her back and arms. Thinking that this very "grayscale" look need a pop, I used my Tombow Recycled Color Pencils to color the flower and her shoes in red, and added a bit of outlining with the black pencil.

For the card base, I used a panel of Core'dinations cardstock which I machine-embossed with the Corner Flowers stencil, and sanded to reveal the design. Once again, I added the pop of red to a flower, and outlined it as well. The focal panel was matted in red, and a black and white chevron ribbon from May Arts was the finishing touch.

I can hardly wait to see how my team members have been playing with these products. Let's go see...


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Pam...this is gorgeous! I love the balance you acheived with the added pop of red too. And your choice of stencil and stamp really shows the product to the best advantage. LIke I said...gorgeous!

Viki Banaszak said...

I absolutely love this! I love how the paper you used left a pattern in the stamped image. I thought you stamped over a screen for that texture until I realized it was the paper. It looks like his suit is a lovely tweed or something like that.

barbara macaskill said...

Holy cow! This is absolutely amazing!! Makes me think of old time movies with subtitles! LOVELOVELOVE IT! TFS!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

I'm in love with everything about this card Pam!

Stampendous said...

Stunning card, this is just beautifully filled with texture and cool composition. Fabulous job, thank you for sharing today!

Mary Holshouser said...

Hadn't heard of this technique before.
Very interesting.
Does make an great card.
thanks for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

This is so gorgeous and classy - LOVE it! I even bookmarked it to CASE some day. Florida

Sue D said...

Awesome card--I like the pop of red.
Sue in OHio

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the ELEGANT design, LOVE the colours, LOVE the textures!!!
It is REALLY COOL how you used sanding with the stencil - THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
Tracy from Victoria, Australia