Sunday, May 9, 2010

Beautiful Black Magic Technique

Hello, my friends and a very Happy Mother's Day to all!! Smiley from millan.net

As a "gift" to all the moms out there (and perhaps to a few of the dads, daughters, aunts and friends!), I am posting a tutorial on the MUI-FANTASTICA black magic technique. The only WARNING I can give y'all about this is that it is ADDICTIVE!!



I also need to apologize for the "earthquake shake" from time to time in this tutorial. I had filmed it once, and upon review discovered that I had an AWESOME 7 1/2 minute video of the crown of my head (it was a good thing that I had taken a shower and my hair was clean and my part was straight). The camera was on a chair up and behind me ... sigh ...

SO, in all my BRILLIANCE I decided to put the tripod on top of the table and film straight down onto my workspace (it WAS filming what I was doing upsidedown, but I knew I could edit it and flip it around!). It was great until I realized when I watched it that every single time I stamped or colored with ferocity my table was doin' the shimmy and shake!! Ahhhh, the Learning Curve!! The next one with be even much mo' bettah!!

AND, you will also wanna visit the blog of my OTHER BFF, the incomparable JanTink!! She decided to play along with me on this one and made a SUPERFAB example of how cool this technique REALLY is!!

I need to give a some credit for the inspiration for this tutorial to my good friend, Karen Barber. She has been creating some WONDERFUL things with this technique lately. Go take a peek on her blog and see what I mean ...

Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pacific Point (welcome back!), Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Whisper White, Pacific Point
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Large and Small Oval Punches, White Gel Pen, Whisper White Satin/Organza Ribbon, Watercolor Pencils

Now, go and enjoy the rest of your day ... may it be filled with chocolate, stampin' supplies and NO dishes!! Smiley from millan.net

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't believe no one has written. This is a great card and neat tutorial. Will try it soon. Thanks. Edna

Trisha said...

Oh.My.Goodness. This is amazing Wendy!!! Thank you so much for making the tutorial!!! Simply amazing!!!
On a side note...you have a lovely crown, so I'm sure that was an equally riveting video.
Your giggle reminded me of the laughs we had at CHA this year.
Hope I get to see you next year as well!

:-) Trisha

Gloria Westerman said...

A friend sent me here to see this.....and I'm glad I did...this is awesome.....thank you for sharing this technique with us...

Heidi Blankenship said...

Fantastic tutorial Wendy!! This is such a fun technique! Your card is absolutely Beautiful!! Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!!

TN Granny said...

Wendy,
You are just to talented even with a shaky table, the card is darling and I shall try to do one tomorrow. Your tutorial is also great especially making yourself laugh.
Stampin Hugs,
Jeanine-Granny
www.blstamper.blogspot.com

Jami said...

Great tutorial - can't wait to try this! TFS!

Susan said...

I have been watching your blog and its great ideas for awhile. But now I am going to try your Black Magic technique on my next card! Thanks so much for taking the time to share (and I am also on a blogging/posting steep learning curve...so great job all round!)

Betty Neville said...

Thank you Wendy for a wonderful tutorial! Your card is beautiful! I will have to try this :)

Terry Molineux said...

Wendy great tutorial! Love the card it just pops with your creativity!!!! BTW love the new look of your blog!!!!

Michele said...

great tutorial, amazing card! Great ideas, thank for giving hints of other ways to make this card magical!

Pam said...

Oh, Wendy!!!! I do believe for the 1st time in my life I am speechless at pondering such beauty. This card actually made me cry! I'm trying to think really positive because I'm really kinda scared to try it now because I'm afraid mine will never, ever come close to this. So...I'm going to pull myself up by my big girl panties and give it a go (well, probably dozens of "go's"). Thanks for bringing such beauty into the world.
xoxoxoo

Queenie Jeannie said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

So excited!!! I just ordered a larger set of watercolor pencils from Amazon and I can't wait to try them with this technique! Thank you for sharing!!!

Pam said...

Wendy...I have 1 questions about your card. Above the top eyelet border you have a white dotted line. Is is a stamp, free hand (if so, you are the most precise person I've ever seen!...how is it done?
PLEASE respond...or if anyone else knows how it's done, I'm at:
spencerswishes@gmail.com
Thanks, Pam

Wendybell said...

I made the little dotted line with this template ... a friend of mine on SCS sent it to me (thanks PrincessHeather!!) ...

http://store.scrapbook.com/cf-tcw131.html

Jayne S. said...

I have had this page bookmarked for quite awhile to try this technique. I finally got to do it last week with a couple of friends and we are hooked!
If you have no objections, I will be posting a card on my blog (that looks pretty much like yours) and adding a link so readers can come back and see your wonderful video.
Thanks for sharing!