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Midnight Raven Watercolor Wash

I just loved how this turned out – especially the cloud feathering look where the colors meet!  The skull is punched out from the Nite Owl DSP.  Watercolor Wash is a perfect technique to use with our Watercolor Paper. 

fright-night-wc-wash

Here's the directions to the watercolor wash technique:

  1. Pick out two or three dye ink refills.
  2. With a paint palette, put a couple of drops of dye reinker in the wells.
  3. With a small measuring spoon, add water drops to until you reach the desired color.
  4. Mist the Watercolor Paper to dampen the paper.
  5. With paintbrush or Aquapainter, apply watercolor wash.
  6. Brush piece and then set aside to dry.
  7. Stamp, emboss or use as a background.
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Midnight Raven Glitter Halloween Card

At my Stamper's 10 meeting this week, my hostess requested a project using Stampin' Up!'s Heat & Stick powder.  This month was a Christmas theme…but I'm not ready to post Christmas cards on my blog YET.  So here is an example of heat and stick with our Fine Cosmos Glitter using Midnight Raven:

midnight-raven-heat-and-stick-glitter

 

I'm hoping to post lots more Halloween cards this week – have to squeeze them in before next weekend's SUDSOL blog tour (I'm featuring Thanksgiving cards).

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Midnight Raven Shimmer Paint Web

One of the new stamp sets from the Holiday Mini that was a "must have" for me was Midnight Raven…except I always call it Fright Night.  For this card, I used the new Spider Web embossing Folder, tore it a little, and added some shimmer paint to accent it.  Of course, I had to add a brushed silver bat too!

midnight-raven-silverweb

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Halloween Card without Halloween Colors

Usually, when making Halloween cards, I tend towards using oranges, purples, and greens in my creations.  I found a background in my background stash (yes, I actually have this on my stamping table), and I thought of a dark creepy night.   The background was created using Night of Navy refills brayered on glossy card stock.   I stamped the Midnight Raven stamp right on top with Night of Navy ink!  Loved it right away!  Then, I looked at some of my leftover pieces of Nite Owl DSP from a previous stamp camp.  I turned it over, and there was the Edgar Allan Poe byline.  PERFECT!   Here is the end result:

midnight-raven-poe

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