Wednesday 20 June 2018

"Love You" by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here today with my latest design team project for you. Today I have a mixed media scrapbook page to share that features my favourite Colour Artist Inks; Colour Paste; and a photo of my daughter and I that was taken recently when we were out celebrating her 10th birthday.

I started my page with a sheet of heavy weight cardstock, which I spritzed with water from a spray bottle, and then left it for a minute or two to soak in, before adding another little spritz to moisten the surface again.

I then took my Colour Artist Inks and began by applying some 'Sunburnt' ink, by using a brush to add drops around the page. As soon as the ink hit the wet surface, you can see how the colour began to fan out and soak in where the water had been applied. (Allowing some of the water to actually soak in and penetrate the cardstock before applying the ink is what gives the "feathered" effect you can see.)

I then repeated the process with both the 'Barley' and 'Cranberry' Colour Artist Inks, ensuring the colours were dispersed in different areas of the page. In some places the colours naturally began to run together; whilst in other areas it either required a slight tilt of the page, or an additional little spritz of water.

Once I was happy with how the inks looked I set it aside to soak in and dry for a while before finishing it off with a heat gun. (I didn't use the heat gun right away as I didn't want too many "hard" water lines in my background - instead I wanted a "softer" look.)

Once the background was dry, it was time to add some texture and contrast. I chose 'Dusty Charcoal' Colour Paste, as I thought it would provide a good dark contrast against the inks. I used a small floral stencil and applied the paste using  palette knife; moving the stencil around to get the flowers placed where I wanted them. (I dried each area with the heat gun before re-applying the stencil to ensure the paste did not get smudged.)

Once the background was complete, it was simply a matter of adding some layers before adding my photo on top. I used a coloured paper doily; punchinella; dyed muslin; and a few pieces of coloured wire (all from D-lish Scraps). I secured everything in place with staples before adding my photo on top.

After the photo was in place, I added some simple embellishments - handmade heart from Charms Creations and some small acrylic hearts from Corbett Creations.

I also added some matching acrylic chevron arrows; and small phrase stickers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I used Heidi Swapp printed acrylic words for my page title, and added a Cocoa Vanilla Studio chipboard sticker onto the corner of my photo.

To finish my page, I added a few splatters of 'Soot' Colour Artist Ink and I was done.

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I hope I have inspired you to get your Colour Blast products out and get messy too.
Until next time, happy scrapping! 

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