The closing date for entering cards (and comments) to the galleries at Stretch Your Cards 2 is drawing near, so I'm in 'craft and dash' mode to get a couple more done and posted asap. Minimal chatting from me (I have plenty 'stored' up, so that will change...soon *grin*).
As I made clear recently, distress inks/markers and I are separated, however, we had a brief reconciliation yesterday, only because a) I had to try Donna Mikasa's Day 6 technique, b) distress inks are the only medium that works for said technique, and c) no 'water-colouring' was involved. Actually, quite the opposite: "un"-water-colouring was involved...Given the state of my relationship with distress inks, this was too good to be true!
Donna's card, nothing short of gorgeous, involved embossing an 'open' image (floral), sponging the panel, the going "inside" the image with extra water, and dabbing away the ink....Easy, and the effect is so pretty. I started with this, using my one and only 'big' floral stamp....
The splotch by the sentiment....grrrr, but the effect with the flower is rather pretty, in real life. Add a mist of perfect pearls pearlized water would be the next step to pretty it up.
Simple: emboss, sponge, dab off. Given that, I decided for a second card, using my STAMPlorations butterflies. Butterflies and believe sentiment are embossed, panel sponged, the butterfly wings are 'un-water-coloured' (or, as Donna described, 'painted with water'), 'dream' lightly stamped in to the background.
I'm adding this to STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #18
and Stretch Your Stamps 2 Gallery for Day 6.
Go check your collection of outline stamps; this technique offers so many possibilities...
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!