The “Black Ice” Technique featuring the Half Full Stamp Set

Today’s project features the Half Full Stamp Set with the Black Ice Technique. I’ve created a number of projects including some fun variations on this technique, plus a video tutorial on YouTube.

My original black ice technique project was made using a silver foil sheet and Archival Black Ink. I used a gold foil sheet and Blends Alcohol Markers to color in the images for today’s project.

 

Card made with the Half Full Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!. Features the Black Ice Technique with an added twist. Technique created by Melissa Kerman.

To see the real beauty of this card and the black ice technique, check out the close up below!

Each time you do this technique, you will get a unique and beautiful result. Having said that, I’m always looking for what I consider to be the “signature” look, the visual effect that inspired the technique name to begin with.

In this close up you can see the “Black Ice” technique effect more clearly.

Card made with the Half Full Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!. Features the Black Ice Technique with an added twist. Technique created by Melissa Kerman.

Click HERE to see a close up photo of one of my favorite cards that feature, the “signature” black ice technique effect.

The steps to do the black ice technique are actually quite simple.

  • It starts with using the direct to paper technique to apply some Archival Black ink OR Jet Black StazOn.
  • Then you stamp the images with Archival Black InkOR Jet Black StazOn, on the foil.
  • The magic begins with this next step! Simply use a Versamark ink pad to very lightly apply streaks of ink to the foil.
  • Pour on clear embossing powder and heat emboss. For all the important details for achieving, what I consider to be the signature black ice effect, watch my video tutorial below!

To learn more about this technique or check out more projects, check out my latest YouTube video featuring this technique, and more resources too!

  • Check out my dedicated Black Ice Pinterest Board by clicking HERE.
  • To see the original project that inspired the technique name click HERE.
  • To check out more of what I create, check out my “My Paper Crafting Creations” Pinterest Board by clicking HERE.

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