Monday, February 13, 2012

Silhouette Grass

Busy day.  Went grocery shopping and picked up everything for tomorrow night's special dinner (more on that later).  And I wanted to participate in SCS Technique Lover's Challenge (TLC364 - Wrinkle Free Distress / or Smooshing).  I love this technique!! and had a lot of fun playing in the art studio trying out different versions.  I settled on this color combination ... I actually made two pieces of background paper and they turned out totally different.  I used the soft, mixed one for the side of the card with the sentiment ... and used the more spotted one for the main image.  Hope you like.

"Silhouette Grass"

Stamps:  Silhouette Grass (Hero Arts); Field Flowers - sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  Always Artichoke, watercolor paper (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  mini mister, heat tool, dark olive green suede strip ($1 store), sticky strips and dimensionals

I used my cutting mat as the non-porous surface for this technique.  I swiped my Stampin' Spots across my mat (old olive, more mustard, pumpkin pie).  I used the mini mister filled with water and sprayed the ink until it started to bubble.  I placed my watercolor card front on top of the wet ink, pressed lightly, removed it and used the heat tool to dry.  I wiped off my cutting mat and repeated the process making sure the paper was completely dry before proceeding.  

I stamped the Silhouette Grass in Old Olive ink onto one of my pieces of watercolor paper.  Originally I had the card front vertical, but I changed my mind and decided I wanted the image to be horizontal, so I cut my card front to 4" x 4".  Then I needed a second piece for the side where I stamped the sentiment.  So I made a second piece, using the same technique and adding the watercolor paper to the wet ink two times, drying in-between.  This time the paper turned out totally different, but I liked that and decided I would use it.  I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink and then mounted the two pieces together using sticky strips and adding a dark, olive green suede strip between the two different pieces.

I mounted the card front onto a card base of Always Artichoke, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

1 comment:

Lura said...

Awesome use of this stamp! Can't wait to try it. It's especially nice for me that you seem to like the same stamps and supplies that I do!