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!

STEPS:
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!

7 comments:

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.