Sunday, April 19, 2015

Coloring Spring...

If you receive the weekly email from Technique Junkies, you know that I am in love with the Art Anthology line of products. Today I am happy to show you more uses for the Dimensional Mediums, Colorations Sprays, and Stencils.  If you are not receiving my email on Fridays (TJ Inkspirations), email me at and I will make sure that you get this week's email, and future emails, too.

It finally feels like spring here in Connecticut. It has been a long winter, and it is about time that the bushes and trees start flowering! Since the first of my Azalea bushes are starting to bloom,   I decided to celebrate all blooming things by using the Technique Junkies  Cherry Blossoms Stamp (SD294) along with the Forever and a Day Stamp (SD599) to celebrate spring's renewal.  I stamped both using Jet Black StazOn.
To add textural color, I painted the blossoms, leaves and branches with Persimmon Velvet, Limeaid Velvet, and Kenyan Copper Sorbet. I simply used a small paintbrush and cleaned it off between paint colors.

I dried the pant quickly using a set tool, then I prepared the background.

 I simply placed the Retro Tile Stencil over my cardstock on my covered work surface. As an optional step, you might want to tape the stencil down with painter's tape; it keeps the stencil flat and the results are potentially better. (My painter's tape is packed with my classroom supplies in my booth for th tradeshow in Akron this weekend, and I didn't have the energy to excavate it!)

I used three Colorations sprays randomly on my piece: Waimea Bay, Juicy, and Grass.  As soon as all three were sprayed, I carefully removed the stencil.

Allow the piece to dry before matting the card pieces together.
Easy Peasy!

Check my blog tomorrow ( for additional ideas for using the wonderful Art Anthology line of products.
Happy Spring!