I thought this time I would mix it up a bit and use a blocking technique with Ranger's Distress Ink Pads. I took a large sheet of water color paper and laid different bright colored ink pads directly on to the paper. In this case I used Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, etc.....you get the picture. Just about every color that looked like it might go. Then I took the sheet into my immaculate bathroom (cough), the one I spoke of earlier, and sprayed it with a water bottle. I let the inks run and wick together and then did a little bit of blotting around the edges. When it was dry I cut out the section I wanted to work on and ran it through my Big Shot machine with the Tim Holtz "Rays" texture fade. I first stamped the Stampotique phrase in the center of the paper and then I stamped a pile of Stampotiques large toadstools in Archival Gray and heat embossed it with a clear powder. Then I stamped my Stampotique Angel and the little Hare in Ranger's Black Archival. I also stamped a row of Daniel's Hearts on a string in white across the bottom, upside down so they look like flowers and heat embossed that too with clear powder. I covered the edges with a strip of metal foil and distressed it. I thought it would look nice as a hanging mini calendar so I tore the coiled wire off the almost finished book of water color paper and attached it to the top through two tiny punched holes. I punched two holes at the bottom and attached the orange scrap of paper to the bottom with jump rings and glued a tiny calendar for July on it. Voila! It measures 10" in length (14" if you add the wire on the top) and 5" wide. I hope you like it. It is BRIGHT!
|Hanging on the wall in my studio.|