Hi there. I'm so glad you stopped by!
I recently Zoomed with some friends. It was so much fun!
I had tried this technique before and was happy to try it again.
You can watch Eileen Godwin's tutorial HERE
First we lightly sponged a little ways from the edge of a piece of heavy acetate
with our lightest color. Then we changed the angle of the acetate and sponged a
second color. We repeated this step until we were happy with our coverage.
I lay a stencil over the top and lightly added ink through the stencil.
I love the soft colors and pattern!
I added some NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) die cuts over top.
with dimensionals behind the flowers and a fussy cut sentiment banner.
AAA Birthday #21 - Stencil Background
Krafty Chicks #543 - CAS week
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - ATG/Optional Something New
We did another of Eileen's techniques. I didn't have as much luck with this one.
You can watch the video for this technique HERE.
We spread a thin layer of gesso through a stencil and let it dry. It was
such a thin coat that it dried quickly.
Then we lightly sponged color over the gesso. The gesso is supposed to act
as a resist, but mine seemed to absorb the ink more than the paper did.
If you look closely you can see the lighter leaves, but the gesso is between the leaves.
I'm not sure if the problem is the gesso or me but I was able to get a usable card
from it. The stamping and splatters help.
If you get a chance watch some of Eileen's videos.
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Banner Sentiments (PB)
Ink: Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Rustic Wilderness, Faded Jeans, Tea Dye (DI), Wow Emb.
Paper: Neenah, Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series)
Other: Layering Mini Stencils set 4 (TH), Illuminate Die (PB), White EP
Stamps: Insightful Meadows (Unity)
Ink: Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers (DI), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Neenah, Black, Mixed Media
Other: Laurel Stencil (Lavinia), Gesso, Black & White Acrylic Paint, Twine