Friday, 22 March 2013
We had a fun coupla workshops yesterday, and even if the cards weren't what they liked, the workshopeers seemed to enjoy using the H20s as much as I do (and the Cosmic Shimmer equivalents, let's not be biased...I like 'em all!). One of the reasons is probably because they do what they say - paint. Add water, mix to a thick opaque consistency or keep 'em dreamy and watercoloury - ultimately they're paint. I don't use Copics very well because there are techniques and things to learn that I think are almost too much for me - changing the way I 'colour' after all these years has proven very difficult!
The butterflies were die cut, dragged through the paint mixed from two colours on a palette. A glass mat, blobby board or any other non porous surface will work..just use it to mix, work up a puddle and drag....heat set and then emboss with the die for detail. If you like. (The die is by Joy Crafts).
And here's the water colour-y effect...emboss the image in white or clear powder, blob on water and then bob on paint. Sometimes you have to dab with a tissue. Most times if you're me, because I have no 'lightness of touch' about me. (Image by Stampendous used here)
I might show you the other two cards. This is not a tease. I can't find them right now and any delay in my thought process means I'm likely to forget. I think it may well be time to tidy up properly. It's driving me mad, so it must be time.
Have a lovely weekend.