Hi there! Today is a new challenge over at the Creative Belli Challenge Blog. This week our challenge for you is "Paint"...yes paint. Now...how you paint or what you paint with is what we want to see. HOWEVER, keep in mind the "spirit" of the Creative Belli Challenge...to use something you already have in your stash...we are all about grabbing that thing you bought months ago and never used, or haven't used in a long time. It is so easy to buy the latest and greatest new embellishments, stamps, or papers...but forget about last years new greatest. Believe me...I saw lots of new stuff I "need" from previews and photos of CHA from last week! Well here is my version of "Paint". I also included a little how-to in today's post. This is one of the first times I have done a step-by-step photo how-to. I usually forget to take my camera down to the craft room with me...lol. Here is my finished product. I started by stamping this adorable image from QKR Stampede with black ink. I then got into my painting. So here is my "how-to"...lol. This first photo shows everything you need to do this painting technique (which I learned at a class at my LSS). I haven't used my liquid pearls in a while, so I thought this would be a fun way to use them...and paint!So...a paintbrush, a ceramic tile, ink pads, liquid pearl, and a mister bottle.Step 1: Add some ink to the tile by pressing the ink pad to the tile. You don't need a lot of ink, just depends on how big the area you need to paint. Step 2: Add a small drop of liquid pearl to the inked up area. White liquid pearl seems to work best...since you already have the ink color.Step 3: Using your mister bottle, lightly spray the tile and liquid pearl. Do not over spray...it will wash out the color. Probably 1 or 2 light mists is plenty. You can always add more if needed.Step 4: Using your paint brush, mix the ink and liquid pearl together into a nice water paint like consistency. Step 5: PAINT!!!!!Here is a close up of a small painted area. As you can see, the mixture adds sparkle to your painted area. It is a was to add shimmer without glitter.
I used this technique to paint the balloons on my image. For the rest of the image, I used this technique...
I used ink pads and aqua painters. Once the image had dried enough (which really doesn't take long), I layered it onto a pink piece of CS that I ran through the cuttlebug. I added some ribbon, and some glittery brads too. The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.
I thought I should add that this sketch I used was from my LSS's Blog. They have a new sketch challenge every Friday. This is the one from 7/23, so I am a little late...lol.