Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Embrace Beautiful Chaos


Hello!  Its Kerry here with you today and I have a journal page to share.  We will be using some fabulous sprays today, but we will be using them as watercolor paint.  So lets get started!

Last month I shared with you my Spray and Baby Wipe technique so I wanted to apply that to a finished piece to show you how you can quickly make an awesome background in just a few seconds. To start, grab a clean baby wipe and randomly spray with Urban Amethyst, Caribbean Blue and Time Travel Teal onto the baby wipe.


Lay the baby wipe over your page and then pop your stamp face down ontop of the baby wipe and press down firmly.... VOILA awesome background complete!!


Next, I have added some cool circles with a stamp and some black archival ink (this ink is permanent and wont react with the water we will add a little later).


Next, take a little spray of Luscious Lime onto your craft mat and use a water brush to paint the circles.


Do the same with the Urban Amethyst and Caribbean Blue.  Let the water from the waterbrush flow a little to blend the two colors together.


Add a little black archival ink through a stencil around the main circles.


...and a little text stamping in the background with the same ink.


Using some smaller circle stamps, fill in the spaces around the larger circles until you are happy with the composition.


This time, color them with a mix of Luscious Lime and Time Travel Teal.


To finish off, add some bling, liquid pearls and a quote and 'embrace beautiful chaos' :)

Lindys Products: Caribbean Blue, Urban Amethyst, Luscious Lime, Time Travel Teal
Other Products: Archival ink, stamps, bling, waterbrush, liquid pearls, stencil, stickers.


You can find a link to the process video below.

Thanks for dropping by and have a Magical day! xx

Friday, 8 September 2017

Water and Embossing Powder Background Technique for Lindy's

Hello!  Time to bust out the embossing powders and create some unique backgrounds for your next mixed media project.  You will also need some 'mark making' tools, like the inside plastic piece from a roll of tape or a lid from a bottle, you could use an old gift card or anything that can be dipped in water and 'stamped' onto your card.
To start, select some embossing powders, you will need at least 2 different colors that will work well together, and a small tray of water that you can dip your 'mark makers' into.


Using your 'mark makers', dip them into the water and then 'stamp' them onto your cardstock. Choose a cardstock that isn't too absorbent, we want the water to sit ontop of the card for a minute or two. Once you like to look of your marks, allow the extra water to drip straight down and off the page, you can encourage the drips by tapping the card gently down wards.


Sprinkle your chosen embossing powder over the top of the water marks, I have used Guten Tag Teal.


Use your heat tool to melt the embossing powder and then add some splashes of water using a paintbrush.


Sprinkle these water droplets with a different colored embossing powder, I have used Bavarian Blue .


And that's all there is too it!! Simple and ready for you to enhance however you choose.  I have an example below of a finished piece. I added some Flat Fabio luscious lime splashes and used a brush and some water to color the background. I used the same Bavarian Blue embossing powder to  color the chipboard element. A bit of random stamping and threw in a few gems and a chipboard word element to finish off.


The options are endless...


Lindys Products: Luscious Lime Spray, Guten Tag Teal Embossing Powder, Bavarian Blue Embossing Powder
There is a link below to a process video for this technique.  Thanks for dropping by and have a magical day!