Hi everyone. I just wanted to start this post by saying a big thank you to the team at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for including my Christmas Gift Cards in their Saturday Spotlight. It is always a huge honour to be publicly applauded by your peers, especially such a talented team as theirs.
Well, with the excitement and anticipation of all the new releases from CHA still fresh in our minds, I jumped on the new technique using Archival Reinkers shared by the uber-talented Wendy Vecchi. A video is now available at Paperclipping.com HERE. Wendy had been teasing us with her sneak peaks and a couple of journal pages showing some beautiful 'watercolour' backgrounds and now we know how she does it! I set to work as soon as a bottle of rubbing alcohol arrived in the post...
This is a mix of Potting Soil and Cornflower Blue Reinkers. When they mixed a little areas of a more charcoal colour appeared too.
Wendy is quite right when she says that when created, the background inspires the rest of the design. The bottom left hand corner was the perfect spot to add a stamped pile of cases.
I knew an altered metallic globe would work well with the emerging travel theme but it needed the stamped area extending, hence the reason for adding the German script from a Wendy Vecchi set.
I'm really enjoying adding stripes/lines and dots to projects to give the designs structure. In this case two stencils were used with more Archival Ink complimenting the base colours.
The lines are added using Archival Ink applied to the edge of a ruler. I also used a black fineliner pen to draw 'sketchy' lines around the edge over the Walnut Stain distressing.
The alcohol inked surface on the globe is made even more dramatic by applying/drying/rubbing away Black Soot Distress Paint to the metallic base.
Having matted the finished design onto contrasting card it needed more to help balance the sentiment, hence the addition of stencilled white paste.
There are a few more of these backgrounds already done and I'm just finishing them up before sharing them. In the meantime I will be posting a new video tomorrow all about colouring and using Wendy Vecchi's paste so I hope you will join me for that.
In the meantime I'm lucky that the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge has an 'Anything Goes' week which I will enter this in.
Thanks for joining me and until tomorrow, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx