Monday, March 4, 2013
Writing With Ink
This was a fun page. I started by playing around with inks, as per Joanne's lesson 21, and one thing led to another. I had these 'Posh Rainbow Inks' by Ranger in my stash and they've got a very fine tip so you can write with them by just very gently squeezing the bottle as you go.
After using the butterscotch to write the words, I echoed them using cranberry. I drew the flowers in the same way. I ended up cutting them out because they just needed an interesting layered background to allow them to pop.
I started by using a lace doily and spraying with green Dylusions ink. I then layered on some blue and purple acrylic paint, using an old gift card and my fingers. I stamped over that layer with Traci Bautista's 'creativity flows' grafitti stamp. It was a fabulous surprise to see that some of the green Dylusions spray somehow bled through so that the stamped letters had a green caste in some places. That's one of my favourite things about those sprays...you never know what added bonus you'll get that you could never hope to achieve on purpose!
I followed that stamping with some found object stamping to create some circles here and there and then I glued the original words and flowers I had made in place. The final step was to do a bit of journalling and doodling using my white Signo.