Technique Junkies

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Faux Cloisonne CASE

Hey!  Welcome to TTT...
My name is Louise, your hostess for the month of October.
This month we have been playing around with a real easy technique called
Faux Cloisonne
I love the elegant embellishments you can achieve using this technique 
As the monthly hostess, I get to CASE a card from the linked creations 
I have to say this task is not easy
Especially with such beautiful cards to choose from
In the end, I went with this wonderful card made by Jacqueline at Deezines Art

I loved the rich red and gold which are so perfect for this technique. Well done Jacqueline.

As you can see I used the elements of the central shape, the paper piercing and the flower on my CASEd  card. I'm really happy that you took the time to call in to have a look.
Don't forget to pick up your badge for being CASEd on Technique Time Tuesday

Remember you still have a week left to join in the challenge, take a look at the tutorial on the original post .

Happy Crafting
Louise xx

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Faux Silk Challenge Winners

The entire crew would like to say a HUGE thank you for entering our challenge! We love visiting your blogs and are always inspired by your creations! 
Drum Roll please........

Congratulations Kimbo!!!

Congratulations!!! You win the amazing prize package offered by last month's hostess, Rushanne (Rocky)! Please email Mynnette at to claim your prize! AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top!
Our Showcased cards in numerical order:

Carole Robb Bisson 

Congratulations to you all! You win a digital sentiment made by Mynnette! Please email her at to claim your prize! AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top!

Don't forget to join us this month for our Faux Cloisonne challenge! Watch the video tutorial and link up your projects HERE in the original challenge post!

HUGS and happy crafting, friends! :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tips and Variations for Faux Cloisonne ...

Hi lovely peeps, Karen P here to talk with you today.  We are a week into our FAUX CLOISONNE challenge and I'm here today to share some tips and variations to this super fun and easy technique.  So let’s get started, shall we?

Katy D
1. Use an outline stamp.
2. Be aware that this technique is very addictive!  If you are struggling to create this is a great technique to jump start your creativity.  Katy now has a stock pile of Faux Cloisonné cut outs because she could not choose which one she wanted to use.  Katy now has sunshine, flower, and other things for future projects!                     

1. You can use paint colour charts to get perfect graduations of colour in flowers. Guaranteed colour matches every time.
2. Keep the colourful backs of your Christmas cards.
3. Take a second look at all packaging; some paper bags are really gorgeous. 

1. Instead of magazine pages, try DSP, business cards, or paint chips.
2. Experiment with different colours of embossing powders.

1. Use textured papers for a different take on this technique.
2. Add glossy accents to create an enamel look.
3. Try using wrapping paper for fun holiday patterns.
4. Use white glossy paper, emboss it, and then use alcohol markers to colour different areas. 

Karen P
1. Use a dust buddy to wipe across the page you intend to use.
2. If your stamp has thick lines heat the image from underneath because you will get a smoother looking embossed line which looks better on your faux cloisonné.
3. If you don't want to rip up your magazine pages pick up a copy of the free magazine from your local supermarket.

Here's a card our Mynnette has made 
with some of the tips and variations …

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link up your FAUX CLOISONNE creations in the original challenge post found HERE!

Happy Stamping my friends and ttfn Karen P

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Faux Cloisonne Challenge

September's challenge winners will be announced on the 3rd Tuesday of October, 
so stay tuned to see who won the amazing prize! 

October's Top Winner will receive 
offered by our hostess, Louise!!! 

Here's what you could win~

Each stamper who's card is showcased 
will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) 

Here's the digi sentiment you could win~

With all that taken care of, let's get to it! We've got another fabulous challenge for you this month at Technique Time Tuesday--it's called FAUX CLOISONNE!!!  We cannot wait to see what amazing creations you create with this month's VIDEO tutorial!

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CREATION USES OUR TUTORIAL OR YOUR ENTRY WILL BE DELETED.  If you need to review the rules, please consult the tab up top!  Now let's get started!  I've used my webcam this month and the sound and video quality is much better!  Now to learn how to stamp upside down... ;)

Faux Cloisonne

Materials Needed
*glossy magazine page
*embossing ink (Versamark)
*colored/metallic embossing powder
*all other papers, etc., to finish the card

"How To"


We've got an amazing guest designer with us this month--

Lizzie of Lizzie's Look Out!

Here's what Lizzie created with this technique~

And here's some more inspiration from the Crew~