Hi there everybody. I decided to try my hand at marbling using shaving foam which entails spraying foam into a tray and adding either drops of acrylic paint or alcohol inks, or watercolour paints from a tube the pigments of which are very strong so you would only need a very small amount. You then move the colours around using the end of a paintbrush or something similar and lay the paper face down on top of the foam for a few second. After lifting you scrape away the foam to reveal the pretty pattern. I did originally have it in mind to enter the CAS Mix Up Challenge but realised that I hadn't done any stamping but I enjoyed trying the technique out anyway.
I did as I explained above, using a snippet of white card and acrylic paints in yellow and blue which in places mixed together to make green. I did make several pieces but to be honest the first was the best as even if you add more inks it doesn't take long for the colours to become muddy, and personally I prefer it when the colours look quite separate and clean. I mounted this marbled piece on to another snippet of white card.
I die cut the poppies from yet another snippet of white card using a Memory Box die called Row of Poppies and then coloured them using the blue acrylic paint on the flowers adding the paint with a waterbrush and adding some extra colour over the top to make the bottom of the flowers darker to add shading. I used my Distress Inks on the stems and buds, again using a waterbrush. The colours were Mowed Lawn with a bit of Walnut Stain.
I die cut the sentiment using another snippet of white card which I coloured with Mowed Lawn DI and I backed this with the Stick It adhesive.
Thank you for joining me here on my blog today, and see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 251 where we use our snippets of paper and card etc.
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers October Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.