Friday, February 25, 2011

Cottoned Color

Hello, Junkies!  Donna here, and it's my turn to post again already.  Normally I'd be upset about how quickly time flies, but if it makes spring get here sooner I'm all for it!

For today's post I decided to go back a few years into the TJ archives and use a technique from April 2007 called Cottoned Color.  It's a very simple technique that yielded me some really pretty and shimmery backgrounds.  The instructions call for reinkers, but really, you can use any waterbased medium that you can get into a liquid form.  I don't have any reinkers in pretty colors, so I actually used Derwent Inktense pencils for my backgrounds.  I just shaved some lead into a palette cup and let it dissolve in some water.  Worked pretty well!

The image I used on this card is a Digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.


Happy Friday!


4 comments:

Diana said...

Great background and a cute turtle

Pat Bowman said...

Oh I'm so lovin' this! I'm going to dig out that tutorial and give it a try. It's really pretty!

Beth Norman said...

What a beautiful card. I love the idea of using the watercolour pencil crayon to use as ink. So unique!

Evelyn S. said...

I remember this one! I once made a card that I really loved ...with this technique. Cute!