VersaMark Magic

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Hi everyone!
My tutorial today is going to be about using your Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical powders along with VersaMark ink. Not all of the Magicals will work with this technique. The white powders that change into colors when wet will not show up as well ( there isn't enough moisture in the VersaMark ink to turn them ) as do the powders that already show their colors in their pots. With this technique you get a much softer pastel effect.

Start by stamping your image uisng the VersaMark ink pad.
Don't see anything? Well, that's because VersaMark inks are a clear translucent ink, which produces a stamped image slightly darker than the paper color creating a watermark effect. So look closely and you can just see the stamped image.

Then dip your dry brush into the powder and spread it over the image. I like to mix the colors together. On the card I used Ponderosa Pines Olive, Creme Brulee Cream and Dark Chocolate Brown.

Then brush off the excess onto a scrap piece of paper:

Ink the edges of your card with the VersaMark ink and then brush the excess powder onto the edges for a unique shimmering distressed look. Since your powder colors are mixed up, don't put them back into a pot. This paper edging is a good way to use up your extra powder without any of it going to waste.

I truly love how the VersaMark ink and the Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical powders work together and how well the colors blend together. I hope you give this a try, it's a lot of fun to do.


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11 Responses to “VersaMark Magic”

Jean said...

Oooh - I have not tried this yet! BEautiful card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!! The colors are so vibrant!!!!

Marion Armitage said...

Love this card and the mixing of the colors gives it a very rich look.. Will have to try that out.

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Love this! Have yet to try any LSG, :( its on my list though after neons ink pads, neon paint pens, distress paints masonite shapees! Love that stamp and the sentiment as well!!

Barb Craft said...

This is beautiful Sandee! I love the way you blended the colors and the shimmer on this!! Thanks for the tips!

barb :)

mytherapyroom said...

OMGoodness!!!! I LOVE this technique!! I've used many powdered mediums over my Versa Mark stamp pad and have never thought of my Magicals!! I'm soooo going to be trying this!!
Huggss,
Yvonne

Donna Lueders said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I love this technique. Now I am going to want these Magicals.....

Carole Z said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I love the rich shimmering effect, will need to try this!! Carole Z xx

Vicki said...

I tried the versamark and magicals, didn't get as good a result as you. More practice more ractice Thank you for sharing,

wwilloww said...

I love how you used the Magicals, including the use of the mix of powders on the edge. You created a beautiful piece!!!

Sandy said...

So pretty, I love that stamp..
Sandy :)