Thanks for popping in.
Just thought I’d pop upstairs for half an hour
and try something out before supper.
Saturday’s blog a new technique?
Well I know for sure it’s not new,
because I just watched a Tim Holtz You Tube
doing something like it and thought,
“mmmm…that looks interesting…
wonder if I can use what I’ve got in my cupboard and get something similar….”
So many thanks Tim for the idea.
Not that you would ever read my blog here in little ol’ England,
but I do feel I should thank you nonetheless,
and give you credit for the idea.
Dab some acrylic paint
(I used Snowflake Fresco)
through a stencil
(I used our Chinese Lanterns Stencil)
onto a piece of card which can take plenty of water
(I used our white stencil card)
using a blending tool with foam
(I couldn’t find mine, because they are all in the garage nice and counted, all set for the retreats!
So I made do with a mount + velcro to stick the foam to!
pound pound pound through the stencil,
but letting it fade towards the middle.
Let it dry.
Can I be bothered to go dig a heat gun out of the stash in the garage…..
Let’s use another stencil in the corner.
Once dry, spritz with water,
and then apply Distress ink directly to the card.
Now this is where Tim and I parted company,
and I went completely off piste.
Maybe I should have been more obedient
and done what he said…
Attempts to lighten the whole affair with Mustard Seed.
When in doubt, get the yellow out!
Time to dilute this a bit.
Spritz with water, in hopes that the ink may move or bleed.
Mmmm. Card getting a bit soggy now.
Time to go get the heat gun and a towel.
Carrying on undeterred, let’s add a little ink round the edge.
That looks a bit more Holtzesque !
Way too big.
Let’s make two! One for now and one for Ron!
The orange end definitely needs a stamp…
Yep. I like these words.
Bit of Black up the other end for balance,
and the job’s a goodun.
Not bad for what was a soggy mess halfway through!
Which just goes to show:
you never know where you will end up until you get there.
So get there!!!
Love & Hugs,