Hi everyone. It's time for a reminder about the latest IndigoBlu challenge 'Monochromatic'; we've already had some fantastic entries but there's just a little time left and room for more. As well as a generous stamp prize, there is a chance to win a Guest Spot working alongside the Design Team, and even the top three will be invited to do an inspiration piece mid-challenge.
I've gone for gold with this one, inspired by a scrap of paper I'd stamped with the honeycomb background, covered in 'Chariot of Fire' Mega Flake and painted with 'Goldfinger' acrylic paint. The flake resists the paint allowing it to shine through. Leave the metallic paints to dry naturally they even more.
Add that fabulous honeycomb to some coordinating Alter Ego pieces and you've got the start of a positive bee-fest! I love the contrast in finishes achieved by the paint, flake, inks, and embossing.
The background paint colour was achieved by mixing Banana Custard, Burning Bonfire and Pink Iced Gem acrylic paints. I love that these matte paints blend together so well to create custom colours. They are also a fantastic base for stamping on (with some 'tooth' to them) using Archival Inks.
The Alter Egos will take any colour medium. I used a combo of Archival and Distress on the bees, and the metallic paint on the honeycomb shapes. There's no warping or splitting with these tough yet incredibly light embellishments.
A quick tip; if you are stamping words or sentiments with FlitterGlu and adding a covering of Mega Flakes it's best to use single colour flakes as these will make the letters stand out more.
Which colour will you combine with your IndigoBlu stamps? Can't wait to see more of those entries flooding in over at the IndigoBlu challenge blog. If you hop on over there now you'll get the chance to see what the rest of the Challenge Design Team have been up to as well. See you there!
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx
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