Thursday, October 13, 2011
MIM #36: faux watercoloring
This week's MIM challenge is faux watercoloring.
It involves stamping with a die ink, and using an aqua-painter (or a brush dipped in water) to make the ink bleed a bit.
In the tutorial, Lisa was careful to stay within the lines, but I did my best to grunge it up a bit.
I started with a kraft card-base and stamped images from PTI "grunge me" and set it aside.
From a sheet of white cardstock, I die-cut a tag sale 3 shape and stamped images from simple circles in pool party, lucky limeade, soft suede, and peach parfait inks (all SU.)
With my aqua-painted, I blurred the lines around each circle and let the sheet dry.
I apologize that it's hard to see the blurring in the photos, but it's there! The green and brown inks really bled, but the lighter colors really need a lot of saturation to start breaking down in the obvious way that I was looking for...
I stamped some paint splatter images from "grunge me" over-top and also the gridlines from lawn fawn's "schoolhouse backdrops."
I stamped the bird and sentiment from "grunge me" in a bold, black ink.
Thanks for looking!