I'm finally trying to get some posts done with some of the
fun techniques we did at the Retreat in beautiful British Columbia.
This was one of my favorite techniques. Or should I say, one of the techniques
when I ended up with something I really liked!
Christine showed us how to use Gesso in different ways.
For this card, we put gesso on a stamp and pressed it on some heavy white cardstock.
It acts as resist so when we sponged color over it (after it had dried),
the stamped image stayed white.
I added some color on top with the awesome brushes that Trina gifted us and
Distress Oxide inks. Then I pounced a baby wipe on top of that to give
it a little texture. Somehow the sponging and baby wipe went awry
in the top left corner. I was happy that this arched tag die would
cover that oops up!
These sponged colors are a bit more vivid in the photo than IRL.
My camera is not being my friend today!
I went over some of the flowers by adding dots with a Pentex white marker
that Loll had gifted me. It's wonderful for touching up!
After I got home and got this all together, I randomly added
some clear Dazzling Details for a little glitz.
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Garlic Flower (Magenta), Friendship Messages (SSS)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide (? colors)
Other: Gesso, Baby Wipe, Anytime Tags Die (Lil Inker), Dazzling Details (SU)