Monday, October 26, 2015

Happy Birthday

After laying down bands of color with Inktense pencils, I stenciled over them with transparent texture paste.  When the paste dried, I trimmed the piece into a strip and then decided the colors needed a little more pop.  So I went to work with Distress Stains dabbed over the colors . . .

 . . . much better!  The underlying colored pencils made the Stains more intense and the colors now look jewel-like – I'm very happy with how they work with the black and white.

This is my first use of Transparent Matte Texture Paste and I like its frosted look.  But I'm still on the lookout for a truly clear, non-shiny matte finish stenciling paste.  It's doubtful as to whether or not such a product has even been invented yet, but hope springs eternal and I shall continue to lie in wait, ready to pounce . . .

Cardstock:   The Paper Cut Watercolor paper, Champion Snow
Stamps:        Lawn Fawn Interlocking Backdrops, Stampendous
                           “Happy Birthday”
Inks:               Distress Stains Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed,
                           Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, ColorBox
                           Frost White
Emb Powder:   Judikins Opaque White
Dies:              Tim Holtz Labels
Watercolor Pencils:   Derwent Inktense pencils     
Stencil:          Dylusions Blocks, small
Doo Dads:    Ranger Transparent Matte Texture Paste, Black and
                           Clear crystals

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sue, I just finished reading your RSM article. I love your sense of humor and writing style. I have been addicted to stamping since 1990 when I wandered into a store, but I blame RSM for feeding that addiction. I happened to have bought the SU alcohol markers which have since been dropped. They dry out and don't blend easily. Right now I am playing with water colors and pan pastels and I love brayered, inky applications. I have a gallery on Splitcoast. User name is cmagro. I want to get back to looking through your blog. So far, I am really enjoying myself. Thanks for your contributions to blogland.