Good afternoon all,
Thanks for popping in today.
I hope you had a lovely weekend.
We went out for lunch with friends on Saturday and
then we had Sunday afternoon with a couple of friends popping round for a brew and a catch up.
Last night Mikey arrived back home for a few weeks, he has started Jury Service today ,
So we don’t know how long her will be staying...
Hope his first day is going well, he was quite nervous this morning.
Today I have something exciting to share with you .
You know how I love to play around with inky backgrounds.
Well the very talented and lovely lady that is Eileen Godwin , posted a link about a technique that I haven’t
So I had to have a look ,
There is a great You Tube video
The Treasures of Many
At Karin’s Corner.
Now I think this is going to be a very popular technique, so thanks to both ladies for highlighting it.
I was suppose to be doing workshop prep this morning ,
but I had a play instead.
Here is what I came up with
Now my background didn’t come out quite as vibrant as Eileen’s but I love it anyway..
Here is how the design took shape.
For this technique a photo paper is used, I used the coated silk card from Clarity.
Distress Oxide inks work really well, add them to your mat one colour at a time
Spritz, then dab your card in the ink.
Not too much water though.
Remember to dry the card before adding the next colour of ink.
I blended some ink on to the card stock
And also added some splats...
After drying I added some more ink
The just wipe the card stock with a wet wipe,
The photo doesn’t show it up really , but the right hand side has been wiped.
Can you see, it looks more vibrant and shiny.
You really need to try this at home to see for yourself.
Next I got out my stamps and stencils from Aall and Create
And started to build up my background
Layer after layer
Adding a moon mask, some Sharpie pen and some Inka splats.
On separate card , I stamped this lovely flower ( designed by Tracy Evans , you know I am a big fan of hers )
Added some colour with my new pencils, and cut it out.
To finish off I added some doodles, White splats and liquid glass.
I really enjoyed making this,
It still amazes me what we can make from a white piece of card.
Better get back to workshop prep,
Take care all.
Much love and hugs