Magenta Style – Love the Lily
Featuring Magenta, Clearsnap and US ArtQuest
I have been collecting Magenta rubber stamps ever since I was introduced to stamping over a decade ago (a slippery slope, indeed). I love their designs, the quality of the rubber, the fact that the designs are always available and never retired. It’s also fantastic that they are Canadian! And, if you didn’t know, Magenta also has a wonderful online store here that you can browse for many happy hours and buy all the rubber stamps and other Magenta products that your heart desires. The selection is almost overwhelming.
For today’s post, I wanted to feature this Magenta lily stamp. It’s big, it’s beautiful and it can be used to make a card or addition to a scrapbook page. I inked up the stamp with Clearsnap Mixed Media pigment ink in Wisteria and stamped onto Canadian Scrapbooker SuperStock.
I then embossed it with some Magenta ‘holographic’ embossing powder that I had in my stash. I don’t think they make this any more, but any clear or sparkle embossing powder would work just fine. Clearsnap makes an ‘opalescent clear’ embossing powder that would work beautifully here. Embossing ensures that you don’t smear the ink, plus it adds a beautiful raised surface to the image.
You’ve got a lot of options if you want to colour the stamped image – markers, watercolour pencils, pencil crayons, and so on. I felt like some shimmer would look great on these lilies, so I painted the image with US Artquest Mica Color watercolour paints.
I absolutely love these paints. They come in a few different colour palettes and add the most gorgeous colour and sparkle! I just dipped a small paintbrush into water, used it to pick up some watercolour and then painted the lily image.
I wasn’t worried about staying within the lines since I planned on cutting the image out afterwards. You can control the intensity of colour with how much water you add to the paint. I noticed that Magenta has these paints available in their online store so they are readily available in Canada.
After the paint dried (it takes only minutes), I cut out my flower and repeated a couple more times. As an additional embellishment, I painted a cute Magenta bird on a branch chipboard with Smooch ink by Clearsnap. There are a lot of colours of Smooch available, making it easy to customize the chipboard and add a little detail to my stamped lilies.
Here’s the finished project:
Supply List: Magenta patterned paper, chipboard, stamps and embossing powder, Clearsnap ink and Smooch accent ink, Canadian Scrapbooker superstock, Basic Grey chipboard letters, Kaisercraft black jewel, machine sewing.
I was having so much fun with the lily stamp that I did some more images in different colours and put together some simple cards. You never know when you are going to need a last minute birthday card. This lily was stamped with Top Boss embossing ink, embossed with black embossing powder and painted with an antique gold colour of the mica paint. Magenta sells some Maruyama specialty paper that I have used here, but if it is not available and you would like the textured background, I would use a piece of tulle or cheesecloth.
Supply List: Magenta patterned and specialty Maruyama paper, stamps, Clearsnap ink, embossing powder and Smooch accent ink, Bazzill cardstock, machine sewing
To view more of Connie’s work, visit her blog, Every Day’s An Adventure.