03 October 2007

Recycle > Reuse > Rework

"please forgive me!"

The background on this sweet, little card started out as one that I didn't like AT ALL! Just some blue blobs of alcohol ink in a spotty fashion, with some of the original playing card showing through. Nothing spectacular, I assure you! I have a small collection of these cards and, rather than start with a blank canvas (or throw anything useful, away) I decided to "rework" this one and I must say, I am happy with the result!

Simply dab 1 dark and 1 light shade of acrylic paint onto the surface. I used vivid blue and bright yellow plus I always speed up the drying time by keeping my heat gun nearby! Next dab a dark shade (I used black) of distress ink or paint onto a section of bubble wrap (or anything textural) and play! Tip: less is more

Using a direct-to-paper method, I covered the entire card using my clear pigment ink pad and heat set the clear embossing powder. I repeat this step 2-3 times and get a smooth, glass-like effect.

Why not try it today? I think you're really going to like the look and feel of it!


Hermine said...

Beautiful. love the background and image very much. Neat touch it the orange, especially the dutch postal stamp :o)

Lisa Renéa said...

Amazing background! Love that sweet lil image too.

izabella said...

Halo!! stopping by to catch up on your blog!

Love your sweet little butterfly girl~

hope all is beautiful in your world ;) xo ~Bella

bockel24 said...

Great colour combination!

Sarah said...

beautiful work. Thanks for sharing the technique wil definately try this.

Aimeslee said...

Thanks for the play-by-play, friend! Beautiful!

uncertainvoyage said...

You did a wonderful job! I really like it.