Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Club Scrap August technique challenge: Sepia coloring

Welcome to the extended blog post from the

I thought it was going to be way to long, so I split it in two
I have two more sepia ideas for you and a bonus project.
Above you see the 3 cards with the techniques I want 
to share with you.
For this card download the digital Sunflower kit here.
for only $ 4,95. I love using the digital kit before the paper kit
arrives at my doorstep. With this I show you how
to use this digital kit for the sepia technique too.
The left image is one of the images from the kit and
I turned it into sepia colors with an online program:
You just upload your image and choose a sepia filter
and boom you changed all the colors and can download the changed image.
This is the easiest way for those of you who are not so great
with photoshop.

To Finish the card I used another fun technique:
making your own sepia colored paper.
Here another piece of paper from the dgital kit.
Put it in an embossing folder and add vintage ink to the
topside of the folder. Then run it trough the
big shot and you have your own sepira colored paper.

This is the result.
I did the same for this card:

Don't you just love the combination of the vintage
pictures with the home made sepia paper?
Hope you give it a try.

Now maybe you are not so into all these 
brown tones, so I have a bonus card for you
with a little more color:
For this card I also turned one of the digital images
from the Boardwalk digital kit into a sepia colored image.
But For the background I jused some color.
I ran a piece of white cardstock through my bigsot with
an embossing folder. Then I colored some of the raised parts
with vurlap brown and faded jeans distress ink.
When finished I sprayed it with a little water
and run it again through the big shot.
NOT inside the embossing folder, but on top off it.
This way the water spreads and gives a lovely look
to the paper. After drying I also sprayed the paper with 
mica silver destress spray (a pity you cannot see the
beautiful shimmer on this paper).
This is one of my favourite techniques from the
Technique Junkies. it is called antiqued wallpaper.

If you missed the othe sepia technique, please
visit the Club Scrap Blog.

Thank you for looking
and i look forward to see your projects 
at the linky party of the Club Scrap Blog
(you might even win a prize!).

Have a creative day!


Wendy Bellino said...

Such great techniques to try, and your samples are Wonderful!

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome sepia techniques, Hetty. Love how the sepia effects give an old world feel.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Daffodil Cards said...

Ingenious and so VERY beautiful.

Karen Wyngaard said...

STUNNING cards...all of them. So beautiful. I LOVE this technique, Hetty, AND what you've done with it.

Maxine D said...

Fabulous cards Hetty - and thank you so much for sharing the techniques you have used