Saturday, April 15, 2017

Technique Junkies April Challenge!

    Welcome to our new challenge!

You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until May 13th to enter. Winner will be announced May 14th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

This month's challenge is Tie Dye Circles.
You can see the original tutorial for this technique HERE

I used watercolor paper and sponged some circles with Picked Raspberry Distress ink.

I chose two other ink colors and sponged a circle inside my large my circles, first with Festive Berries and then Seedless Preserves in the center.

Starting with the outside ring I wet the circles with water and a paintbrush going around the circles to remove some ink. If you get too much water on your paper you can blot some off with a paper towel. If you touch wet to wet paint during this step the colors will do some fun bleeding together. No right or wrong way here... I did mine so the wet areas did not touch. 

Next I stamped with black waterproof ink on my MISTI. Leave your stamp in the MISTI .

I watercolored the flower stamp with the same ink colors as my background and added a little washy paint background. Once it was completely dry I restamped with the MISTI  for a clean sharp image.
This is one of my favorite MISTI tricks.

I splattered a little Seedless Preserves ink (mixed with water) on my background. I trimmed my image to size and assembled my card.
I finished by adding a border to both panels with a fine black pen.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Technique Junkies #SD716 Something Will Grow (use code TJ10Jeanne for 10% off!)
Inks: Ranger Distress (Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves, Archival Black
watercolor paper
paint brush

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Ro Donner said...

Love this Technique! I have two samples on my blog:

Cheri said...

Super fun technique....lots of possibilities!