Thursday, April 28, 2016
Color Bursts Part 2
Hi everyone. Today's card is again from the crafty fun I had with some friends a few weeks ago. This time the background is Color Bursts done with Stencil Monoprint technique. I placed my butterfly stencil over a piece of watercolour paper, sprinkled the Color Bursts, spritzed with water and then removed the stencil (that print is still in my stash). But instead of washing off the stencil which was still covered with bursts and water, I flipped it over and pressed it into a second piece of watercolour paper (stencil monoprint). Love how the colours moved and flowed on the watercolour paper.
Wasn't sure what to do with the background, so decided to try out a new-to-me technique that I saw perfected by my friend Lee-Anne (Creatively LA). I lined up my butterfly images with my stencil and then used a fine tip black marker to outline them. This is totally different than my usual style, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I definitely need some practice using the fine tip marker! :)
Lee-Anne used the same stencil - click HERE to see her card. You'll notice that she did the positive stencil with the butterflies coloured ... for mine, the background is coloured and the butterflies are left plain. :) Always learning from Lee-Anne. She is a constant source of inspiration for me. Thanks Lee-Anne! :)
I needed something fairly dark for the sentiment to stand out, so again with the black banner. :) It just works. Everything else seemed to get lost.
Since I used STAMPlorations' stencil and stamp, I'm heading over to join the Never-Ending Anything Goes challenge.
Thanks for coming by for a visit! :)
Stamps: Fond Expressions2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper: Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. Hot Press)
Ink: Color Bursts (yellow, orange, red); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: Flutterby stencil (ARTplorations / STAMPlorations); water mister, fine point black marker, white embossing powder, heat tool
STAMPlorations - Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge