Pulling Colors Together

Just Add Ink: Sketch
Sunday Stampers: Autumn Richness

Great vibrant colors but tufff to pull together. Started with tomato soup color cs that got a stencil with clear gesso. Once dry, sponged a light peach for the two tone bg. Stamped floral custer on white copy paper and water colored. Layered that down then added the turquoise tag and sentiment cut into a tag. Turquoise was sprayed with white shimmer spray. Fishtail was hand cut and only attached at edge of sentiment. All is mounted on white cs base.

Tip: Made my shimmer spray with white acrylic paint in a small spray bottle with water. About 1/3 paint to 2/3 water and 1/8th teaspoon perfect pearls. Wanted to use alcohol as base so it would dry faster but that combination clumped. Maybe cheap paint? I learned in researching that the perfect pearls don’t need any fixative. If you use loose mica or loose eye shadow for the shimmer add a teaspoon of white glue or hairspray to keep the shimmer sticking to your surface.

11 thoughts on “Pulling Colors Together”

  1. Another amazing card with a striking background. Like Lisa and Judy never used Gesso…may have to add it to my supplies. Thanks for including your shimmer spray recipe.

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  2. What a fun die, Bonnie! It really pops against the lovely background you made, and those gorgeous flowers! Great take on our colors – this was a tough one! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  3. I agree with all the other comments. This is quite spectacular and very effective. I have used Gesso but not a clear one; only white. In fact haven’t seen it in clear. We have to go to local art store for some photo supplies so will check it out and if they have it, buy some.

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  4. I love that you flipped the sketch, Bonnie. You’ve done a fabulous job of mixing colours & textures here. Very striking. Thanks for joining us again at Just Add Ink. x

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  5. Lovely swirly stencil, I like how it adds great texture to the background. I like the little splatter marks on the card to. Lots of interesting elements. Chantell Just Add Ink

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