Hi everyone. I've been experimenting with Inka Gold wax paste again.
Two friends came over yesterday and we all got a bit messy with sprays and inka gold. Love how my backgrounds turned out, but I'm saving them for something special, so will share with you later. After Susan and Christine left, I decided to have some more fun playing with inka gold ...
This time I used a foam brush to just pick some up out of the jar and swish it onto my craft mat. I used three colours, Steel Blue, Jade, and Platinum. Just a little of this stuff goes a long way. I spritzed with water and then smooshed with some mixed media paper. It also works with card stock, but it does flow better on the mixed media. I ended up spritzing too much water, so I added just a little more of the wax paste until it worked well for me. I made six backgrounds and have the rest stored away for a later time. :) It's great to make lots of backgrounds when you have all the stuff out ... and then only have to clean up once. I'm all about avoiding having to clean! :)
Here's a close-up so you can see a bit more shimmer.
I didn't want to cover up that pretty background, so added a simple white die-cut along with a sentiment. I used one of the new Happy Little Stampers sentiments from the Butterfly Birthday set. I love this font and the size ... I know I'll be using this sentiment a lot! :)
It was a great day ... lots of fun hanging out with Susan and Christine, and then more time playing and creating some fun and pretty backgrounds. :)
Before I go, I wanted to share a picture of the latest painting done by my son, Jeremy. He is an artist and teaches art at local high schools in our area. This is an impressionistic painting of Times Square in New York, done with acrylics. He was there a few years ago and took a photograph, which he used to create his painting. There's lots of texture on the painting, which doesn't show in the photo.
Here's the street view in New York from one of Jer's photos:
... and here's his painting (40" square),
Pretty incredible, right??!! I LOVE this painting. It's going up in his new apartment that he's moving to next week. For now, it's safely stored at my house until the move, so I get to enjoy it in the meantime. :)
Entering this into ATS&M #156 - Anything Goes
Stamps: Butterfly Birthday (Happy Little Stampers)
Accessories & Tools: Inka Gold Wax Paste in Steel blue, Jade and Platinum, sponge brushes, water mister, Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box), Liquid Platinum embossing powder, heat tool.