I hope you had a fabulous weekend and all that have been away on holiday had a great time too.
Today I used another of the fabulous INKognito range of new stamps from Visible Image and created more of a little mini painting than a card, I also think it would make a fabulous picture for the cover of a memory album or for someone going travelling too. Anyway see what you think, I hope you like it, I have done a little tutorial with a few extra pics for this one as although it is flat and looks fairly simple with just a few colours it has a lot of steps and blends to this one.
So here it is and it measures 7 1/2" by 41/2" finished.
Anyway I digress. I used the Inkognito Butterfly and The Just making memories sentiment. I kept the whole thing clean and simple and let the paint and inks ,sprays and mica speak for themselves on these wonderful images.
So to start this one I took a piece of water colour card as I knew I was going to saturate it with water several times during the first processes.
I painted the whole piece of white card with white paint ( hmm seems a waste of time doesn't it, nope bear with me).
I then took 3 Distress inks in weathered wood,Vintage photo and Walnut stain and swiped them in from the outside of the page in randomly I started with Weathered wood then , VP and then WS. I then spritzed them with water, and quite a bit of it too and let it run down the page and dried it the layered the process another two more times. If you want depth, layering is a must.
I stamped My butterfly in Black Versafine ink and dried it very well again and then set to work with my trade mark white gel pen, lol I added this to anywhere I felt the light from above would hit and make brighter and I even gave him a cool pattern on his back, I lightened all the dots on him so I could go over with my micas too. I smudged some of the white over the splatters coming off the side and wet it a little to make it look splodgey ( what a word) Kimglish again lol.
Next I took a Versamarker and two Perfect pearls Mica powders starting with turquoise and then Heirloom gold and pulled in some colour from the side in the last layer needed to added shine and yet more dimension.
Bronte border script and the ink splats to add yet another layer and lots of embellishments to truly add that mixed media feel that I love so much But I almost wanted to show what you can do with a water coloured background with a few simple steps and layers.
Then..... I heard a faint Meowwwwwww..... from outside ( it is 1.30 at this point, a.m) I replied with meow ? and then again I heard Meowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww getting louder so up I got and hobbled down to the kitchen ( foot sore this cold evenings and stairs do not help).
anyway I got to the back door and the meowing was getting shrill.. I opened the door and there she was the neighbour over the backs kitty , she was outside in the cold all alone again so I had to let her in for a warm up and there she decided to sit on the back of my chair and hang on for dear life while I moved and spritzed and inked while she waited for me to curl up with her after I finished. funny little thing. I wouldn't mind but she had been in in the daytime and I had sent her up on the fence to go home early evening and she clearly decided not to go lol..... hmmm she looks far too comfy doesn't she haha.
Back to the card, At this point I went over again with my white pen to make sure everything was standing out that I wanted to show up , especially n the butterfly and the sentiment letters , then all I did was mount the entire piece onto some turquoise card and some cream card and called it finished but I could easily have played a lot more , I really just love the simplicity of this though and how water colouring with ink is just as pretty as regular water colour.
This year water colour is becoming huge again and lots of people are trying more techniques and bringing out images that can be coloured this way so enjoy these techniques and have a go yourself , remember I also would love to see any work using anything you have seen or if you have anything you would like me to show you , I am starting to make a list of things for when I start making the videos for You Tube so I will have lots of ideas to film straight away so get your thinking caps on my lovelies and I will note down any ideas which I appreciate greatly as I want to film what you all want to see and at what level you would like too.
The wonderful stamps I used on this one were.
So I hope you enjoyed this one today and you will leave me a comment or two and let me know what you think and maybe what else you would like to see on the blog and what you would like me to film for my list.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and I look forward to reading your lovely words later and I truly do thank you all for being here with me and enjoy every single one of your company too.
Not long til our fab give away too, woo hoo....
Lots of love and see you tomorrow.