Thursday, November 16, 2017

Colorful Paint Rings using MISTI, Distress Inks and Color Burst Powders

Good Morning!  Chris here today, sharing a colorful card using the new background stamp, Paint Rings and the greeting stamp, Stay Humble.

Today I started ,my card with a panel of Canson cold press watercolor paper.  I've recently been having lots of fun using Color Burst powders to paint with, so this is where I began my card.  I added a small area water to the center of my panel and using a wet brush to pick up turquoise Color Burst powder from a craft mat, dropped into my wet panel.  I used a heat gun to dry the panel and added more color twice, building up color slowly, and controlling the area.

I let this dry fully then stamped the Stay Humble greeting with Versafine Ink.

I then did a bit of selective inking using my MISTI.  I placed my panel of cold press watercolor paper and the Linen Dots background stamp in my MISTI and using Distress ink cubes, I selectively inking and repeatedly stamping small areas of the background stamp with Distress ink.  Often I had to double stamp to get the intensity of color and coverage that I wanted on the textured paper.    I used a number of bright colors of ink moving throughout the panel, grouping them by area or size of the rings.

I loved the colorful look of the paint but wanted a bit more intense color, so I added a bit of matching Color Burst using that same painting technique of picking up powders with a brush.  I made sure to "color outside the lines" just bit too to add to the painty-ness!

When dry, I trimmed the panel to 4.25" x 5.5" and adhered it to a card base with liquid glue and pressing it under a book to dry flat.