The end of an inky week-end
Well having lamented at the lack of crafting time working leaves seems I've made up for it this week-end. I've been playing with my new Ken Oliver Colour Bursts. These strong pigments need to be used lightly as I found out first time round.
My first effort was a mess used far to much powder and water. Fortunately the mopping up kitchen towels proved to be much more interesting and useful. This is part of one of them one of the added benefits of using these paper towels is the added texture they bring to a project. The stamping is on an acetate panel, stayzon ink on one side alcohol inks on the other. The flower is from Stamplorations, the sentiment, "Thank you for being you" is an old Hero Arts stamp.
I thought I'd share this on with
Country View Challenges - Make your own background + DT Call
Monthly themes for Crafting - Asymmetric (A FB group)
Second attempt. This time water was brushed over the card, a little pigment sprinkled on and then brushed over, first the yellow and then the green. One of the things I found and loved is that there are little specks of other colours in the mica. The brushed/wash look is exactly what I was going for teaching me one fab technique with these powders, there is lots more to learn yet.
The two tree stamps are old Elusive Images stamps, the Birds old Andy Skinner polymer stamps as are the 'weeds' in the foreground.
Given the relative success here I'm sharing this with a new challenge on the block
Creative Carte Blanche - Try something artistic you have not done before.
Thats this week-end then, got to chase up the pension company this week I'm still waiting for the full details of my fund.