My 1,000th post! That is incredible! The bulk of my posts were on the old blogger site, but they were all moved over to this new web site by the awesome web master at Host Designs. Yay!!! I didn’t lose anything. All the old posts are sorted out into those categories you see at the top of this page. Hover your mouse over them, some have sub-categories. Click away! Mark Koncurat did an amazing job! And of course the 1,000th post deserves some beautiful artwork!
Stonehenge paper has long been a go-to for me. This small pad of hot pressed paper came yesterday in my Art Snacks box and I immediately put it to use. Actually I used the entire pad of ten sheets! They were a strange size at 2.5″ x 3.75″. Just a little longer than an ATC. And that is good because the way I had to tear these out of the pad left some not wonderful edges at the top. But that might be another story.
In addition I pulled out my entire basket of Jane Davenport’s Inkredible Inks. These things are crazy. They are scented! And some smell great, some not so much. Hahahaha! Actually, I am allergic to floral scents so that might have been why I didn’t like some of the smells.
I began by spraying the card with water, then dropping one drop of yellow into the wet area. I like that these inks have eye droppers attached to the top. Makes control so much easier than spraying. And this yellow – lemon sherbet – smelled scentsational! Hahahaha! Look at how it starts to spread!
To the lemon, I added Fairy Floss and Hydrangea. I was impressed with how quickly the colors moved when there was a wet area to move into. Where there wasn’t water – in the center – I sprayed more water.
It was amazing to me how much coverage I got with these inks. And yes, I do tend to be a little heavy-handed on the spray bottle, but that’s how I like it.
And this is when my Kleenex box comes in handy. Dab and blot. Blotting may be the key. Not wiping the card dry, but simply lifting the wetness you want to get rid of.
Maybe I removed a little too much color. >.<
So I added a little more back in. Easy to do, just add it where you want it. And I sprayed a little more water just to dampen the card. See where that yellow ran into the dark pink/red on the right and made orange? Love it.
And immediately the color started moving into those other areas. I love the feathering, spidering effect I got!
Just watch it keep traveling.
I love it!
And once most of the movement stopped, I pulled out my heat tool and dried what remained. I love the color so much!
One side effect of working with so much water is that the back of the card gets some color on it, too. So I took the card, and just smooshed it around into the color laying on my craft sheet. Look at that one spot spreading!
I did add a little watermelon color and called it a day on the back side. Heat tool dried and I already see potential for tangling here!
But this side is the real star of the show! So much beautiful all in one tiny place! Think ATC size. I love the feathering and blending and the way the colors merge and build. Awesome! I can’t wait to get started tangling! If you recall, I mention there were 10 sheets in this pad of Stonehenge and that I used them all playing. That translates into 20 pieces of potential tangle territory! And I will show you the next technique I tried in the next post! Happy 1,000th!!!
Want to check out all the Jane Davenport Inkredible inks? Joggles has them here. But Michael’s online has them on sell now for a much better price.
Stonehenge Aqua Hotpressed paper can be found here. This particular pad was part of a special product order and is probably not available to the public.
Heat tool from Ranger is here.