Friday, April 19, 2013

Savor the moment

Have you tried using Studio 490 metallic embossing pastes over dye ink sprays?  Or over any other medium?  It's really cool because it often picks up the color under it and gives the embossing paste a different look.  The white, silver and gold will all work but with slightly different results.  It also depends on the base color and its intensity.  Try it, I'm sure you'll like it!  You can check out Britta's blog for some really cool examples.  And there are plenty going into the challenge folder...if you're a member you can see them.

The latest challenge on the EverythingWendyVecchi Yahoo group is to try this technique for yourself.  Not only are the embossing pastes dimensional but colorful.  They dry quickly so you don't have to wait a long time to continue working on your art piece.  Here I've created a tag...I'd love for this to be the view of my window from the street.  At the moment, I definitely don't have golden raindrops and flowers a plenty...only gray skies and heavy rains that are beating down what few flowers I do have in bloom.

I inked up the flowers using distress paints.  I doodled around them with a black pen.  The flower art part was covered with Picked Raspberry distress paint then overstamped with a background stamp using Tarnished Silver distress paint. 

#8 tag; Studio 490: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend stencil, gold embossing paste, stamps (Art is Therapeutic, Art Colors Life, My Kind Of Art), art part; Ranger: eggplant colorwash, distress paints, metal foil tape, archival ink; canvas mesh; black micron pen; buttons; chipboard; Sizzix: pediments die, gridlock embossing folder; Tsukineko spray inks (don't care for them!)

Last week..lots of rain and gray skies...this week same forecast and next week's is shaping up to be more of the same.  Hopefully we'll no longer be in a drought from the past 2 years!  Can't be outside so might as well clean off the table so I can play some more!

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