My card today uses some of the pieces I made at the Distress Oxides workshop with Chris Stevens. Some of you will know that I love purples and reds and blues come a close second but I decided to use colours that I don't normal go for, yellows, oranges and greens.
To make a background blob your oxide ink pad(s) on a craft mat, spritz with water and start smooshing or dabbing your card stock in to the inky loveliness. A lot of water and smooshing (swipe the paper through the ink) will give big coloured areas, a little water and gently dabbing will give small spots. Dry your layers with a heat tool inbetween and you can achieves layers of tones of the same colour, or different coloured layers.
Another technique is painting. Stamp and emboss an image, blob the ink pad on to a craft mat and add a little water with a paint brush. You can use more than one colour but I was surprised at how many tones you can get with just one. I have coloured the butterflies with Spiced Marmalade which has given tones from pale yellow to dark orange.
For my card I have used a DL card blank from my stash, I honestly have no idea where it came from and I didn't really think I would use this colour so it just goes to show, never say never!
The stamps are from the Woodware Butterflies & Vintage Inspiration sets. I used Spiced Marmalade and a little Fossilized Amber (on the words) from the Distress Oxides. Don't forget Distress Oxides are only £5.99 until end of July or while stocks last.
I have edged the words and card with a little Black Soot Distress Ink. I added the antenna using ZIG Millenium pens.
You will see with the middle butterfly I have paint it and then given it a background, I like that effect and will be using it a lot more.
Keep on Crafting!
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