Cherry Red

This bg is a pull off of the gel press of white copy paper with red oxide spray on mat then used brayer to get first layer. Using brayer again to add acrylic Dragonfly Glaze then took this lift. Sprinkled on color burst direct to paper in a bright red and spritzed with water and allowed to dry. Using circular stencil and brush dauber with cherry red ink pad for the next layer. Added thin coat of clear gesso to lock in everything thus far. Die cut was created on Silhouette as was the greenery in white cs. Sentiment is stamped in cherry red then heat set in clear gloss embossing powder. Rubbed edges with cherry red ink pad and attached to white cs base. The left of the piece was too boring and I was pretty sure I was not going to splatter or add black of any kind. So I placed a leaf stencil on top, daubed on clear embossing pad then heat set white gloss embossing powder. Now it is complete.

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A Day at the Beach

Because I don’t have much beach stuff, I searched digis and found these images at Vera Lane Etsy shop. Each image is a png so I layered up a few and colored with colored pencils and water brush on white text vellum. Hand drew frame around sentiment. Made the eyes shimmer with Dragonfly Glaze. Trimmed to fit white cs base, mounted then added b&w stripe strips.

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No Hearts or Mushy Stuff

This bg was a pull off of the gel press with green and blue oxide sprays. The paper is copy paper and I kept turning the paper taking several pulls into the wet sprays to create the color blocking effect. Used a leaf stamp with black ink then added focal image with stencil and green stencil butter. Added black ink straight with pad swiped over image. Stamped sentiment with black ink then mounted on white cs base.

The title here is directly from the challenge over at River of Creativity. They are a new monthly challenge site and offer tons of inspiration.

River of Creativity: No Hearts or Mushy Stuff

Frilly & Funkie: Time The sun reminds me of a sundial which is a way of marking “TIME”

Butterfly I set out to create

The bg is white text vellum used to mop up green and gold shimmer spray. I used harlequin ef then rubbed green ink pad over surface. Trimmed to fit mini slimline and rubbed edges with black ink pad. Attached butterfly and stamped in black tag. Bow is gold braid and sisal twine twisted together then tied the bow and attached.

The previous post shows the piece from smearing the stencil butter on this die. I have been using the green and gold shimmer spray pieces for several projects as well. It was such a light bulb moment when I heard a designer suggest to make several bg pieces at one time for later use. Plus adding to these with my dirty stencils to clean them has been fun.

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Color Challenge at TGIF

Found a new to me challenge that I wanted to play along with. At TGIF they were looking for the colors that I tried to match here. The pink butterfly is actually what was left when I smeared stencil butter over a die. I added the green leaves with a stencil and stencil brush dipped in the green oxide spray picked up from the glass mat. Last came the purple. I took a small brush, dipped into the purple stencil butter then smeared that on the glass mat. Sprayed water and then used that to splatter the piece. I then tapped a circle stencil in the liquid and then tapped that around the outer edges. Mounted on white cs base and attached sentiment strip. The shine the stencil butters give is impressive.

Tip: I don’t keep a roll of paper towels around to roll over my not dry pieces. But I do have a sheet of micro fiber used to mop up periodically. I discovered if I roll the thin fiber around my water spray bottle it makes a good rolling piece to pick up the excess color. These sheets are quite large so I cut them into fourths for a handy size that cleans in the washer machine and I use them many times.

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