Friday, July 6, 2012

CC101 BONUS Challenge "Seasonal Distress Pallet" July 2012

Spring Seasonal Distress Ink Pallet...

I had alot of fun creating this.  I started with watercolor paper, spritzed it with H2O, then sprayed Seasonal Spring Distress Inks I made with re-inkers, on the paper. I dried the background each time before tapping it back onto the craft sheet for more ink. When I had the background as I wanted, I lightly spritzed with water again, just enough to blend.

Using aTemplate, from the Shaded Lilac Ink Pad, I applied the yummy purple ink with the ink blending tool. I used another template to create the yellow sunshine using Squeezed Lemonade. I applied several layers of ink to get the color I wanted. I finished with another templates using  Peacock Feathers.  While the template was still in place, I traced the image with a white gel pen and finished embellishing for the look.

The ribbon was created with the sprays of Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers. I punched holes in the tag, wove the ribbon thru, meeting at the top left.  Using a BBQ wooden skewer to roll the ribbon,  I heat dried it while on the skewer. With it still rolled up, I curled it around itself creating the rosette.

To color the baskets, I dragged a tiny paint brush across the Shaded Lilac Ink Pad and painted onto the stamped basket image. I used Squeezed lemonade mixed with Shaded Lilac to paint the brownish color.

For the butterfly, I "inked" the stamp with all the Seasonal Spring Distress Colors, using that very tiny paint brush again, stamped it onto watercolor pper, spritzed very lightly with water to blend slightly, cut it out, edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and applied to tag.

Techniques used:
Since I challenged myself to ONLY use the Seasonal Spring Ink pads I had, and Sprays I made, and not having the Markers,  I had to modify several techniques below:

Watercolor Marker - modified using tiny paint brush, ink to craft sheet, h20 for blending
Stamping with Markers - modified- used tiny paint brush to color the stamp after swiping brush across the ink pad
Watercoloring with re-inkers - modified - used tiny paintbrush dipped into re-inker sprayed onto craft sheet to color in the templates where needed after using the blending tool
Layered Misting Technique - modified - sprayed re-inkers onto watercolor paper in several layers, added additional color via Ink blending tool from the three Distress Seasonal Spring Ink Pads
Wrinkle Free Distress - modified - heat dried tag between re-applying additional ink by tapping tag back into the droplets on craft sheet
Brushless Water Color

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking part in the CC101 Seasonal Distress challenge. I absolutely adore this wonderful piece of art.