Yes, yes – I know technically it SHOULD be the Jack today, but when I finished the piece for some reason the flowery look felt wrong for the Jack. So I skipped over it to the 10 for this week.
Quite some time ago I bookmarked something called “the bandana technique” on YouTube. It was done my a non-english speaking YouTuber and I always meant to give it a go. Then one day I went back and the video was gone. At some later point it returned, and I noted that, but to be honest I sort of did this from memory rather than watching the video again so I am not sure if it is still there to find.
I took my plain white card and first stamped over the whole thing with a text stamp and Memento ink and let it dry. I dripped on some drawing ink. Pretty sure the original used Distress ink but the drawing ink is super bright and vibrant and sits as drops.
I used a baby wipe to spread the ink, both smearing and blotting. I wanted mottled, but with bright spots as well.
Then I used a stencil and black acrylic paint to cover most of the colour and finally drew around some of the stencilled shapes with a nearly-dry white Sharpie paint pen.
I was not aiming for perfection here (which is good LOL!) but wanted it very sketchy and rough looking.
I shook the pen over t get some droplets of white and then added the letters when it was dry.
I really like the look of it. and it’s been a while since I used my drippy inks so had fun re-visiting them again!