The next challenge I did in our stamp group this week was creating a background with spray inks. There are many different brands on the market but I haven't invested in them, guess I tend to use designer papers for my backgrounds then to use ones I make myself, but I did have on color of green color wash and a few glimmer mist that I used with it. We were to spray the colors onto glossy cardstock and then turn the paper to let them run together, I think it would have worked better if I had more ink sprays then the glimmer mists.
This was my results.
It was kind of warped so I set a few heavy acrylic blocks on it over night and it flattened pretty well, so I stamped this silhouette over it and then cut it out with my die. With the paper that was left over I cut out the sentiment also.
Of course I felt it needed a little more and a bit of a fall feel to it, so I added a few more leaves I had used in my other project. Now I have a confession to make, I am not sure if it is because this is a new stamp or the fact that I was stamping on layers of glimmer mist but I just couldn't get a good solid stamp of the bottom area of the stamp, even using the Misti and stamping 4 times. I was using Stazon ink, maybe I should have went with a different ink. I tried adding black marker to it, that looked awful, so I grabbed some of my hubby's black heavy body paint, that ended up giving it a matte look to it and the other part of the stamp has shine, so that is why I went with adding the sentiment there. I was going to put both leaves at the bottom but my hubby didn't like that he thought I should add just one at the bottom left but it just felt off balance to me so at the last minute I added the one at the top also, how would you have done it? No leaves at all one or two but somewhere else, would love your opinions on that :)
Well we have been getting hit with big thunderstorms, you know those thunders that shake the house, those always make me a tad nervous but looks like they will be heading out of the area soon, bringing with it cool fall temps once again.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,