Sunday 14 June 2020

First Interview II Chrissi Mannix

Hello Lovelies
Today I have a mixed media layout using the awesome Artist Inks. these are some of my favourite products, and so versatile. I'm using them in a number of different ways today.

To start, I added Calypso and Grass Artist Inks together. Using water and a heat gun, I blended them around my page to give me my base. Mixing the 2 colours gave me a really nice colour that matched my photo. When used wet on wet, these Inks blend beautifully.

To add some texture and contrast to my background, I used some white gesso through the Imprinted A4 stencil. I also used my leftover gesso to add some white splatters- nothing goes to waste.

Adding more to my background, I have used my Marine Artist Ink as a stamping ink. I added the ink to a stamp block, inked up my stamp with it, then added it to my background. This gives a great watercoloury/flowy look to the stamping. 

I also used the Marine Artist Ink to dye my gauze for my background layers. I love adding textured layers, and the artist inks are perfect to colour your textile layers. I added the gauze behind my matted photo to make a focal point for my photos.

I decided to add a little more to my backround, by adding another stencil to my page. Im using the That Way A4 Stencil. Again, I'm using my artist inks for this. I put some of the Calypso Ink on my stamp block, and used a sponge to ink through the stencil. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the different way I have used the Artist Inks today, and are inspired to try a few new techniques. If you want to see this layout get put together, check out the video.

Thanks for stopping by
Chrissi xxx

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