Friday, March 31, 2017

TJ Inkspirations - New Release Sneak Peek!

I am so excited that tomorrow is the April 2017 New Release Blog Hop!  I just can't contain myself. I have to give you a little sneak peek with one of the stamps that is of my favorites from the release. This beauty is called Watercolor Flowers:

And the sentiment is one of my favorites which I (finally) made into a stamp, called Art of God:

 Sometimes stamps like the Watercolor Flower stamp can be hard for people. When stamped with one color, they are monochromatic.  Although that is a pretty look for this stamp, I think it is even prettier with the stems and flowers colored differently.  This is how I colored mine!

 First I started with watercolor paper and three Distress Markers. Although any water-based markers will do, I think these work especially well when spritzed with moisture. I used Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, and Rusty Hinge to color my stamps.

 I simply applied the Peeled Paint marker on the stems...

 Then I colored the flowers fully with the Fossilized Amber Marker.

 To add highlights, the Rusty Hinge marker was applied on the tips of each of the flowers.

 To reactivate the ink in the markers, I lightly sprayed Art Anthology's Gilded Gold Spray over the rubber stamp before immediately stamping on the watercolor paper. I end result was very sparkly:

 To finish the card,I used the same markers on the sentiment before matting and adding it to the finished piece.

I hope you like these two new stamps. Remember, our monthly blog hop is tomorrow to celebrate the release...and you will receive 15% off all the new stamps if ordered by April 8th. I can't want until you see it all!

One more thing -- I would like to invite you to join the Technique Junkies Facebook Group, which recently moved from Yahoo.  We have a fun, interactive group with plenty of artwork for you to view! Simply search Technique Junkies Group in Facebook or copy and Paste this link:

Thanks for stopping by today - make sure to join us for the blog hop tomorrow!
Pat Huntoon