Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mix-Ability - Circles

Lydia's Mix-Ability challenge for us this week is to create a free-form design using circles. I did that......... and then I covered it up! I will learn... someday... to have the camera running when I do backgrounds, even when I have no plan for the process. I apologize!

My background panel is watercolor paper, and I used my favorite homemade chipboard circle stencil for the first layer of color. I spritzed water through it so I had a bunch of fun wet circles, then dropped ink into the circles and let the colors blend and bleed as they were drying. I rotated the stencil 180 degrees, and used Gelatos to create another layer of circles, which I spritzed and blended with my finger. After that I brushed white paint over the panel randomly.

When the panel was dry, I ran it through my Big Shot with a Darice embossing folder - more circles! So sorry that it's all covered up.

This sweet summer image and the sentiment are coming soon from Impression Obsession!

I used Touch Twin Markers to color in the image - these are the colors I used. The water was 'watercolored' with ink from the markers, using an alcohol-filled waterbrush. (That tutorial's HERE.)

There's a Sand challenge over at Splitcoast this week too - I used Flower Soft to add some sandy texture to the corner, and modeling paste and glitter for the waves.

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  1. The background colors are beautiful and I love the sand and waves!!

  2. Love your card, amazing background, and new IO sentiment!

  3. Beautiful background. Thanks for sharing your process. Your image is coloured perfectly, and you waves and sand are such a nice touch. You are so talented Dina.

  4. Dina, You have such cool art techniques!! I have pinned many so I can remember them and try! :) Thank you for sharing Sister!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! Did I mention that I LOVE this card??

  6. Beautiful card. Would like to see this circle stencil you made.
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