That Jennifer McGuire is so full of fantastic ideas, she's fun to CASE, don't you agree? For the last day of the recent Online Card Classes: Holiday Card workshop 2014 class, she showed us a resist technique using paint. I liked it so much I CASEd her idea!
Here's the first one I made:
I stamped the wreath onto white card stock with Picket Fence Distress Paint. I actually stamped four of them and set them aside to dry.
Once dry, I added Mowed Lawn Distress ink to the wreath, then added Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. I spritzed the panel with homemade pearlized water*, and set it aside to dry.
When dry, I put the panel onto a white card base, and ran some skinny gold washi tape down the sides. For my last act, I added some Liquid Pearls to the wreath, and I didn't wear much of it!
I made a second one the same way, except I used Evergreen Bough for the wreath instead of Mowed Lawn:
This one has a little less contrast between the green and the blue. Here they are side-by-each so you can compare for yourself:
Then I had another idea, but it failed me, so that piece of paper is now trash. So is the fourth one, since I managed to get ink all over it. I'm batting 50% today.
But the failed #3 led to this next idea, so it was worth it:
I stamped the wreath on a piece of wood patterned paper I can't seem to leave in the closet. This was a lot less messy than blending all that green and blue ink, and I think I could probably make 10 more of them before I got tired. You may be looking at my 2014 holiday card.:)
I'm going back in to play some more. We got 4" of snow today, and at 3 pm I'm still in my jammies. I'm not going anywhere today.
Thanks for stopping by!
* Pearlized water a la Jennifer McGuire: Fill a mister bottle about 3/4 of the way with water, then add some Perfect Pearl to the water. Drop in a bead or a pearl, cover, and shake. You now have pearlized water. You can add as much or as little as you'd like. You can add it to colored sprays, too. SO many options!
Stuff I used: A Muse wood sentiment stamp, and the following: