Welcome back and thanks for stopping by. After watching a few TV marathons of my favorite shows (Law and Order and Numbers) this past week ,I decided to watch a crafty video. I found one at Prairie Ink & Paper by Amy Rysavy. I heard her name mentioned once in a craft class I took at My Favorite Things, but didn't real know much else about her. Wow! She does fabulous work. I think I will be checking out more of her videos rather than watching TV marathons this week, especially since I only have three weeks left before going back to school.
The video I watched was Distress Ink Blending. She made it look quite simple, so I decided to try the technique again. The key...choose the right colors for blending.
This first card I used the Avery Elle stamp set Petals & Stems. I applied heat to the white embossing powder then added the distress inks using the small round blending tool. I had about five or six different colors that all sounded great, but narrowed it down to only 3 that worked nicely together. I cut Amazing out of white foam to add dimension. In the video, Amy said she has a problem with using foam. I place mine to the side of my bottom plate (I still use my original Cuttlebug.) and haven't had any issues. Lastly, I added Clear Glitter Wink of Stella and a few sequins.
Since I really liked how the first one came out, I decided to make another using different colors and stamp (MFT splatter stamp set ~ Distressed Patterns). This used only three inks again, but the colors blended making it look like five. I added water droplets afterwards and dabbed them dry to create the splotched look.
Lastly, I used black glitter foam and cut out the sentiment and butterfly. A trail of gems are fluttering behind.
Be sure to come back again tomorrow for my Miss Kate Cuttables daily post.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!