Wednesday, 11 May 2016
MCV44 - Merry Christmas
One of the perks of 'owning' Muse: ChristmasVisions is that I get to see the inspiration cards a little early. This week's inspiration from Chriss got me excited and I took advantage of my headstart!
I focused on Chriss':
-Hero Arts Family and Friends
-Kuretake Gansai Tambi
-Sparkle Shimmer Spritz (so pretty in real life)
Instead of using distress inks, I was inspired to get out my watercolours and practice a technique that I'm really liking.
The technique is layered watercolours. I stumbled on this technique myself but have had positive reinforcement (and legitimization) from Debby Hughes and Dawn Woleslagle.
I wet the paper and dabbed a rainbow of colour around it. Then I dried it with my heat gun. You get hard edges and almost a marbling effect by doing this. Then I painted it all again, shifting the 'borders' of colour a bit, to get even more blending, and also brighter tints of colour. I supposed you could keep going, but I was pretty happy with this. Also, I noticed that parts of my sentiment were retaining the green - not sure if that was because I kept reheating the embossing powder? Any tips from you pros out there?