Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Blow a Kiss

Last week while at my LSS I was introduced to Mixed Media inks - I was intrigued and with some explanation from Kate I decided to give them a try; so I bought all the shades they had in stock!

I started with a piece of watercolour paper and on about 1/3 of the cardstock I applied some gesso.  Once this dried I then applied several colours of the inks - chiffon, patina and school house.  The gesso gives a different sheen on the paper when dried with the ink.  The inks stay wet for a bit so I could spread the colour around with my finger.  Once the inks dried I then stamped my image from Stamping Bella- Blow a Kiss with black soot distress ink. I coloured in the two hearts with a brick red distress marker.  I wanted the image and back ground to be the focus of my card so I didn't add too much, just a few layers of cardstock matching the shades of ink I used.

Remember this weeks Bellariffic Fridays theme is "Anything Goes" - ink any stamping bella image and email your card to Em by Thursday to be included on Bloggabella and you have a chance to win some bella bucks

Thanks so much for stopping by



Danni said...

Very cool!! Yay for trying something new!

Leslie said...

Look at you! With the messy mixed media - pretty card but I'm scared of a mess :)