Monday, June 22, 2015

Design Master's Backgrounds and more

 Oh my goodness I have so much to share this Monday morning.  Here is a card I did this weekend, a thank you for a neighbor that dropped off some of these gorgeous tomatoes for our salads, they are so sweet and juicy and they are beautiful also.  So took out the camera and they had their own photo shoot this last week.  The tomato coloring was done with Inktense pencils and baby wipes, it is a technique I have been working with for a couple of months and it just gets better and better.  There are 7 layers of red/orange and yellow with purple shades in the tomato.  I do not blend until all the layers are on and then I smush up the baby wipe and roll it forming a tip and then partially swipe and brush the paper to move the color.  I love working with these pencils.  I then take the finished drawing to the Silhouette and create an element, I cut out two sizes for this card.
 This shows the layers started, at the point of this there are about 3 or 4 layers.  Now on to my next exciting share.
If you have not playaed with the Design Master's "TintIt" sprays you might want to pick up a couple of cans and give them a go,  They are amazing color and are truly transparent, which means you are able to over spray to create some awesome background papers.  This is the background for my tomato card.  There is a little trick to this though that I have also been playing with.  I have a tiny, tiny work space and believe me it does not lend to any indoor spraying or painting so I have to be very selective about my paints and have stuck with 6X6" backgrounds over the last year because of that.  But yesterday I had a few extra hours and took a letter size sheet out to play with.  In May or June I picked up a can of Aleene's "NEW" Matte finish spray, I am such a sucker for "NEW", lol.  It is a little pricey as it is only  a 6oz. can and almost the same price as the Krylon 12oz can but I did it anyway.  So I got home and was anxious to see what was sooooo NEW about it.  I sprayed a couple of blank sheets and laid them on my bed to dry, my bed is my work table.  Later as I was working on another project, I forgot about the spray job and grabbed one of the sheets thinking it was a blank white sheet and stuck it in the printer to print out a background and was amazed to see a wonderful mottling in the color and had to leave it to finish my project but kept it in the back of my mind for later use.  So I took the Aleene's Matte Finish and sprayed it on the blank paper and then not waiting for it to dry I sprayed it with the Design Master's "TintIt" and sure enough I got a little heavier mottling by spraying the DM's on the wet Aleene's Matte spray.  Because the paint is transparent I then took another color and gave it a random quick spray, Wow, wow, wow, I love this background. Absolutely more of these backgrounds for my stash.
So that is it for the longest post I have made in over a year, lol, Hope everyone has a fabulous start to the first full week of summer, our temps are promising to rise today. Hugs

1 comment:

Carole Beath said...

YOU rock... the techniques you try and whip into shape are awesome. The cards are just so wonderful, the layers, the colors. I need to get back to making a few cards. Right now I am in the sewing mood to the extreme.
Hugs, girl.