Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Right in under the wire, I am adding my whitl at this week's COC2 challenge,Kraft Resist, from page 41 in Tims second book. I followed his instructions there to create it. I wanted to do something to alter the cover for the book I am adding my tip-in pages to, so decided to cover it with Tim's resist paper and follow his techniques in the book and then overstamp on it with some words so that I can also enter it in the SSSS challenge this week "read all about it." I used the new Salty Ocean for my inking, then picket fence stain over that to tone it down a bit. Then a little misting with Perfect Pearls. Yum! Archival ink in black for the quotes.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show, was to use the new Summer Distress Ink colors on a project. Well, the grand-kids and I have started making canvases this past week so I used the three colors on one planning to make a scene, with the blue as the sky, the raspberry as the sunset, and the Green as the grass, so after gesso-ing it, I smeared them on directly from the pad in the appropriate areas. Ooooh, it was so bright and not liking it much at all, so decided to just add a few background stamped in various archival colors and stamp some images onto white tissue paper and adhere them and call it good. I had it sitting on my desk along with the stamped images on the tissue paper, when I clumsily spilled my entire 16 oz. glass of iced tea on my desk, covering everything!!! I grabbed a couple of old towels and wiped up what I could and then cleaned it all up. Well, after dabbing the canvas, I looked and the colors had bled and blended into a gorgeous purplish area. The images were drying over on the other desk and I added them amyway. I now know the true meaning of the term "tea-dyed" LOL. Glad I continued on, as it turned out pretty well! My 7 year old grandson asked if he can keep it.