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BIG CARDS – 8 of Hearts

Not a new technique, splattering, but I was interested to see how things interacted.  I started off with some of the new Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic mists.  I got a couple of sets free when I renewed my subscription to Craft Stamper at Newbury and really hadn’t played with them at all.  I didn’t know if they would react the same way ink sprays did.  They do, more of less – good coverage, nice colours, and it’s interesting the way they dry.  I’m not sure if you can see it here, but after misting heavily, I did the tilt-to-run thing.  Those areas, when blotted, gave a spider-web like effect.  Like the top layer of ink lifted the bottom layer.

I quite like that! Then, I tried misting over some yellow chalk ink.  Of course the nozzle was clogged so I took it out and spattered it on instead.  That actually worked better, and oddly, the chalk mist ALSO removed colour, almost like it was bleach.

The yellow was very pale, so I added some Radiant Rain in a bright yellow, but did NOT shake up the bottle so I got only the colour and not the shimmer!

The trick with that was NOT to blot it, but to let it dry naturally, leaving the colour more intense.  From then on it was a little stamping – I used a burlap background from Visible Image and a big ironwork stamp from I-don’t-know-who.  Fancy Pants maybe?

I pressed on some Distress ink, just to make the yellow pop even more.  I added some rub on letters – I just never seem to use rub-one, yet I have a ton of them, so a great way to use them up) and few bottle-cap stamped circles and done.

It’s not very innovative but I like the end result.