Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Experimenting with Sprays


Hi everyone.  Over the past couple of weeks, I've been playing in my studio with different products and techniques.  So much fun!! :)

The coloured panel on the above card is done with three different coloured spray mists (yellow, orange, magenta) onto watercolour paper.  While it was still really wet, I placed a piece of slightly scrunched cling wrap over top and let it dry for an hour.  Once it was removed, this is what I got. :)  It's a very subtle design.  The frost seemed to separate from the colours and it pooled where the cling wrap stuck, so the design is sparkly and sort of silver coloured.  Beverly at SCS told me about this technique, and I'm so glad she did! :) Thanks Beverly!

The card above was inspired by a few challenges.  I used embossing paste over my tulip stencil, so this is for Happy Little Stampers April CAS Challenge - Stenciling ... and SCS CAS Challenge #320 - Stencil it.  And I was inspired by the photo from AAA Cards #37 - It's Springtime - aren't those tulips gorgeous??!! :)








Stamps:  Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Yellow, Orange, and Magenta watercolour sprays, frost white paint (Tsukineko), cling wrap, Tulip stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, Embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, white embossing powder, heat tool, Stitched mats (Lil' Inkers), white acrylic paint

Challenges:
HLS April CAS Challenge - Stenciling
SCS CAS #320 - Stencil It
AAA #37 - It's Springtime

38 comments:

  1. OOOH! Loll, this one is totally fantastic! Your cards always leap out at me from my reader. Love it! Hazel xx

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  2. Gorgeous background! I love the technique.. It's quite addictive :) your card is wonderful! Xx

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  3. This card is ideal. Great color and coloring technique. So delicate and so very much acting on the imagination. I adore her.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  4. This would be an experiment gone totally right, Loll! I love the colors! Stunning design!

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  5. Love your technique with your sprays! So soft and pretty, and as you say, a subtle effect. Beautiful stencilling too!

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  6. Gorgeous, soft, delicate effect Loll. This is such a pretty card. :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing this fabulous technique Loll - the result is stunning. Love the combination of soft colouring and embossing paste - so pretty!
    Sylvia xx

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  8. Brilliant technique Loll, the background looks fantastic! Such a pretty stencilled design too, Cathy x

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  9. Brilliant technique Loll, the background looks fantastic! Such a pretty stencilled design too, Cathy x

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  10. What a cool technique Loll and I love the look it gave too! This card is just gorgeous, I love the colors and that beautiful tulips you put on with the embossing paste. You know how you do these techniques to perfection! Hugs, Brenda

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  11. What a fun card Loll and combining different techniques is really kind of neat! Each card would be a one of a kind!

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  12. What a great technique! Love that background and those stenciled tulips!

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  13. This is a gorgeous card! That background is beautiful. I have ti try that technique. Thanks, Loll!

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  14. I love the subtle texture of the background. It's perfect for the floral design!

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  15. So gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in at AAA

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  16. This is my all time favourite technique at the moment. LOVE the colour combo and the gorgeous stencil!! xx

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  17. I love the texture and colors Loll. So beautiful. I'm gonna go buy me some embossing paste.

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  18. Morning Loll,

    Fabulous card, love these colours together and the blending looks so good.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Another great technique Loll lovely texture and colours

    Anne

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  20. That is one beautiful background and I love your colour choices. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

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  21. Gorgeous background Loll, those colours are so stunning!! Beautiful flowers too and I love that stitched frame! Such a dreamy card! hugs :)

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  22. Beautiful, Loll! Your background is so pretty and I love your delicate tulips.

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  23. So pretty! One of my favorite techniques - an old watercolor trick I learned from my mom. I just did the very same thing last week but used black paste - striking! Great stencil!

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  24. Easy to see you are becoming so adept with these sprays & getting some really amazing & beautiful backgrounds. Of which this one is another. Love the wonderful stenciling, and thanks for detailing your use of the cling material. Blick is out of the liquid w/c I think you are using, plus I'm waiting (still) for the new Brusho colors to get back in stock. Can't wait to try some of this fab play you are enjoying. Just a wonderful mixed media card. Love it! TFS & Hugs

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  25. So lovely, Loll ... pretty, feminine and such fabulous texture on those tulips! Anita :)

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  26. You are always so generous with sharing your new ideas and techniques and how-tos, Lolly! Thank you so much for that! This card is enchanting in every way!! Hugs, Dolly

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  27. I keep finding myself drawn to your blog so have just become your newest follower. Love, love, love your card designs! Stef x

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  28. I love your new technique, stunning card. Gail xx

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  29. This card is so pretty. LOVE the soft colors together with the beautiful details!

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  30. So pretty, Loll - that background is so subtle but still very engaging. Another technique on my to-do list - thanks!

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  31. Beautiful card, Loll! Love the subtlety of the background.

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  32. WOW! Gorgeous background, Loll and the tulips are so pretty!

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous! Do you have a recipe for your spray as I would love this background for some sympathy cards I need to make!! Thanks.

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    1. Hi Cheryl! I used liquid watercolour concentrate for my sprays, just mixing about an ounce with 3 ounces of water and then adding just a few drops of frost paint to get the shimmer.

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  34. Thank you fir sharing this beautiful card.

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