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Monday, 23 March 2015

Play day part 2...

...attack of the ink pads.

Yesterday I shared with you the embossed panels that had been coloured with a mix of mica & ink sprays - very pretty colours but on most of the embossed designs you couldn't really see the texture.

Out came the box of StaZon ink pads and we set to.

The leaf vein design had orange and saddle brown applied as the main colours and just a touch of olive green...   
 ...however, when the piece was given a spray of 'Spray & Shine' it is the green that is most noticeable.
I know I used black cherry on this one but I had more or less covered it completely with orange, espresso and black...
 ...but you would not have believed that once it was sprayed as the cherry came through as the prominent colour.
I can't remember what colour combos went onto these...
 ...there was iris, teal...
 ...cherry, black...
 ...olive, orange and saddle brown in a variety of combos. I really should have taken a photo of each of them before spraying so you could see the difference.
This panel had a mix of graceful blue, graceful lilac & graceful pink embossing wax applied...
 ...before a touch of teal, lavender and iris StaZon.
Andy then got out a couple of pots of "Buff it" by Pinflair. I had seen this but never used this product. Andy explained that it could be used just the same as a gilding wax or it could be mixed with water and used more like a paint.
I mixed in some water and used the silver & teal colours to dry-brush over the leaf design...
 ...and then buffed it to give the sheen.
The parquet design was painted with a mix of the silver & teal...
...not the best of photos because once buffed it really did have a sheen. This will probably be given an inking at some stage to help highlight the texture.

Hilary & I had a wonderful time on Saturday and we came away with some fabulous backgrounds for use in our paper crafting. We also got to try out different products and ideas which meant for a perfect day of crafting.

Thank you Andy, another super day of play........................................................

8 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh another fun day by the looks of it!

Lori said...

Regardless of the color combos you used each one turned out wonderful! Have a wonderful day!!

sue jones said...

Wow gorgeous

Kathryn Hardman aka Katalytic said...

Fantastic textures as well as great colour choice

Allison said...

ooh they look fabx

Stef H said...

wowza girl! these 2 days are absolutely fantastic! sooooooo creative. i never do things like that. guess i'm a stickler for "dirtying up my goodies." yep... old fogey that i am - LOL. these are just wonderful.

have a great week.

hugs :)

Katherine (sutty) said...

How gorgeous Toni that looks like loads of fun :)

voodoo vixen said...

Oh now these are wonderful indeed! Love the colours and the depth that you achieved with the textures.