To start back on the right blogging track, here's a tribute to summer featuring bright fun colors and a vintage bathing beauty poster. This is a study in ink.
- To create my colorful, watery background, I used the basics of a Tim Holtz technique...pressing my Distress Ink pads onto my craft mat, misting with water, then setting my paper on top. I must note, however, that I used GLOSSY paper. LOVE the effect. The glossy paper allows for the wonderful runs of color and adds so much depth. Tissue tape borders the top and bottom edges.
- The flowers were colored in much the same way as the background, however, I made sure to mist the paper flower first, and then drag it through the watered-down ink on my craft mat.
- Next up for inking was my ivory seam binding. I wanted a space-dyed/variegated effect to keep my colors pure. To do this, I pressed each color onto the craft mat at approximately 1/2-inch intervals, then misted both the inks and the seam binding. I then laid the seam binding on top of the ink, pressing the binding down into the ink as necessary. I repeated this along the length of my binding and then dried with my heat gun.
- Just about any day at the beach is a happy day!
Thanks for stopping by today and I promise more good stuff is on the way soon!
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Challenge - Favorite Technique (coloring things with ink!)
Gloss Paper; Stampin’ Up! ‘Not Quite Navy’; watercolor paper
Ink ‘Barn Door’, ‘Peeled Paint’, ‘Wild Honey’, ‘Stormy Sky’
1.5” Primula flower ‘French Vanilla’, 1” Primula flower ‘French Vanilla’,
Half the Edge ‘White’; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type ‘Storytime’; My Mind’s Eye
Stella and Rose label sticker Gertie ‘Little One’; Tim Holtz tissue tape ‘Journeyman’;
Papertrey Ink baker’s twine; jump ring; mini safety pin; leaf ribbon; SU!
eyelets; Hug Snug seam binding ‘ivory’; The Girls Paperie brads
Zots; Zig 2-way glue pen;
Making Memories ribbon glue; TH tiny attacher; 3M foam tape; mini mister;
Glue dot ‘Pop Up’; wave edge scissors; heat gun; spray adhesive; cardboard;