This months challenge is WATERCOLORS at the Inspiration Emporium blog.
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This is a section of the end product....but let's start at the very beginning.....(just saw the Sound of Music, can you tell?)
I started by spritzing 2 pages of my Pentalic Aqua Journal with water.
Each page is about 5x8 inches of 140 lb. watercolor paper.
Then I sprayed several colors of Dylusions Ink Sprays while still wet.
This large Stencil from Plaid is then laid over the top and sprayed with the GORGEOUS Crushed Grape spray.
These sprays are EXTREMELY vibrant, and wonderfully transparent!!!
Here I used the same stencil and added Snowcap White paint dabber.
It is still going to pick up color from the sprays...so that's how you get this terrific blending of color!
Then the fun begins!
I added Tissue Tape in several areas from the new Commute and Journeyman.
The colors are so wonderfully bold that they show through the translucent tapes. LOVE it!
I stamped some Dylusions Around the Edge stamps with Archival Jet Black Ink, and added the word PLAY with Foam Stamps.
Then the fun with the pens begins...the white and black pens take off and just doodle!
I stamped the word TIME and 1 2 3 4 from an old clear stamp set and just kept adding layers around it with black and white pens. It also picks up the colored spray into the white. SO COOL!
The Flourish doodle is hand drawn and embellished as well with pens.
Still needing more to the background, I added more white pen at the bottom and started to frame the tickets and PLAY with black pen marks.
White dots on the word PLAY make it stand out a little better.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Tim's new Mixed Media Stamps set!!!
I used two of them here with Coffee Archival Ink to layer more and fill in the background.
The Chicken Wire one is my Ultimate Favorite!
This shows the other kind of Woven background over the orange and a scattered dots stamp.
The little back designs along the bottom are foamies.
I outlined them again to make them stand out.
Then I used my new Distress Markers to color in areas with darker colors.
This makes the images jump out more creating a shadowed effect.
The 5 cent stamp is from Tim's new Remnants set.
This closeup detail shows the added row of circles under the border stamped images.
You can also see how the white pen turned blue with the pigment from the black pen underneath.
I think that is so COOL!
This is the open pages from the journal.
You have to click on it to enlarge to see the detail. It's so wide, this is as big as I can show you here.
So get out your Watercolors, Sprays, Pens and Inks and just explore with what you have.
Try this same technique on a tag, cardstock, or watercolor paper.
It's just a piece of paper....remember?
Your Friend in ART,
Dylusions Stamps - Around the Edge
Tim Holtz - Distress Markers - various colors