Thursday, October 25, 2018

October Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  It's time for the Rudolph Days October Challenge which runs the 25th until end of month.  Come join us!

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards using some of the dirty pours that I did at a craft retreat in May.  Dirty pours are basically diluting acrylic paint with water (or flow medium) until they are pourable, adding a few drops of silicone oil to promote cell formation, and then layering those paints into a cup and pouring it quickly over canvas, wood, canvas paper, heavy card stock, etc.  Then tilt and let the colours flow off the sides.  It's messy, but oh-so fun!

The ones I did on heavy card stock and canvas paper make beautiful winter skies over this pretty die-cut village.

The second card is non-traditional colours for a sky ... but I love how the red and purples look with the winter village die ...
This is a great way to use up acrylic paints that may have been sitting around for a while in your studio.  I hope to do more of these as they make easy and fun cards.  There are several dirty pour videos on YouTube if you want to give this a try.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: banner sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  White heavy card stock (140 lb.)
Ink:  Wilted Violet Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  winter village die (Penny Black), acrylic paints, throw-away plastic cups for mixing, stir sticks, silicone oil

Challenges:
Rudolph Days - October - Anything Goes Christmas

36 comments:

Sue said...

Stunning backgrounds with this technique! Must give it a try, these are gorgeous.

Marcia HIll said...

These are both absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!! LOVE the sky on the 1st card...makes me think of northern lights! The 2nd card is also STUNNING...love the red and purple together with the stark whiteness of the die cut! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Patti said...

VERY pretty!! I love how these techniques leave you with true "one of a kind" cards!! : )

Bonnie said...

Two beautiful backgrounds, Loll! I love the colors and patterns on each and they are so perfect with this sweet village!

Beverly James said...

Really like the technique your used....pretty cards. I have never heard of silicone oil....will give it a google.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous backgrounds, Loll! The impact of this technique creates such a striking effect...WOW! And, I love the colors! Two more beautiful Christmas cards for your collection!

Liz said...

OMGosh, these background are amazing, Loll! Beautiful cards. xx

Maria said...

Oh, wow! Very gorgeous backgrounds! Sounds like a fun technique! Beautiful city village scene, too!

Susan said...

Such beautiful skies!! Love both colour versions but of course a slight preference for the one with more blue in it. They look great with the little village die.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous acrylic pours backgrounds for your PB Winter Village die cut, Loll. I have yet to use my pours. You have me inspired, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Lyndal said...

FABulous Loll!

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh my word this is such a gorgeous technique and the rusults are stunning.
Those skies are so dramatic looking and wonderful.
Love the colours chosen and that super village die cut makes it stand out so much too.
Thank you for your good wishes for my hubby he is recovering very slowly and is still quite weak so most of my time is spent looking after him, but when I'm not exhausted I sneak a few hours crafting.
Can't sleep tonight so hence the late commenting.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Cathy said...

Wow! fabulous cards, love the pours used as backgrounds, they are so effective! I must try this again Loll, your colours are so pretty too, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

Absolutely gorgeous backgrounds Loll, I love all those dramatic cells created in your acrylic paints. So perfect for a Chrismas background

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Brilliant cards Loll as always. However huge thanks on reclaiming WHAT a dirty pour is. When chaos subsides I must try it! Shaz in oz.x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Sorry on my mobile comment form half disappeared. Meant "explaining" not reclaiming!!!

Linda said...

WOW! Those winter skies look amazing. I haven't tried the dirty pour technique yet but I am so tempted after seeing your results xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, those gorgeous poured backgrounds make wonderful skies for your Christmas scenes.

Sue xx

papierelle said...

Oh wow!! It looks like a stormy winter night. I like winter, even though it is sometimes stormy and bitterly cold. And I love your cards, especially the first.

Bobby said...

I tried dirty pours this summer but mine didn't come out so well. I don't think I thinned my paint enough but I do have a couple of panels I could use if I find the right format. Yours are beautiful, Loll, and I will definitely try again.

Brenda in IN said...

That sky is just awesome. Beautiful combination of colors and just so unexpected. It looks great with the white silhouette village and purple sentiment. One of my favorite cards you've made. (And there are a lot of them)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Wow, what cool backgrounds. Makes lovely cards.

Brenda said...

Wow, these dirty pour backgrounds are stunning Loll and they made stunning Christmas cards! So you must really have to thin out the paint for heavy cardstock I would assume because your backgrounds do not look like paint! I'd love to try this technique one day because it does look like lots of fun! Hugs, Brenda

Viv said...

Amazing cards again Loll, you always make such breathtaking cards ;) Viv xx

Darnell said...

As soon as I saw that background, I knew it was from the retreat, Lolly! I just had mine out the other day, but I keep "saving" it. I love how you used yours as background skies for these cards! Both are gorgeous, but that purple is unexpected and truly awesome as a sky!! Hugs, Dolly

Jeanne H said...

Absolutely lovely cards, Loll. I do so admire your talent and love how you share your creations. Thank you.

Trina P. said...

The dirty pour pieces look amazing as the sky background, Loll. Gives such cool movement to your scene. The non-traditional colours are fantastic! xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow.... absolutely stunning and unique. Great way to incorporate the fun and messy technique into a CAS card....Always so inspirational x

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness! I've seen the acrylic pouring and think it looks fantastic. I have never seen it done on paper and used on a card. Wow! What a fun idea. The look is so unique and fun. I love it! Your cards are gorgeous, Loll! Thanks SO much for sharing! :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Amazing backgrounds Loll, with a beautiful and simple village die cut to make a simply CAS card... love those 'pours' and mix of colours

Linda said...

Wow, these backgrounds are fantastic. Beautiful cards, Loll

Greta said...

What gorgeous backgrounds & wonderful cards, Loll!

BożenA said...

I love, I love, I love this card !!! This contrasts beautifully with the white and colors of the sky. I love your cards made in this style. That's the perfect CAS! And the second card ... ehh, my slippers fell from the impression :-)
Hugs,
BozenA

Anita in France said...

Oh my goodness, Loll ... how can that technique possibly be called 'dirty pour' when it creates such awesome effects ... and you turn them into the most beautiful cards! The first is deliciously cool and frosty ... and the second, rich, opulent and so striking ... and they're both stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

scrappymo! said...

Your dirty pours have made up into BEAUTIFUL background. This cards look wonderful, Loll.

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jo Manna said...

You are on a roll. STUNNING and GORGEOUS! My mouth is wide open. You are a technique-aholic and I love you for it :D These two beauties will definitely be framed from who ever is the lucky person, they are incredibly beautiful dear Loll, xx