Online Card Classes is having a sale this weekend so I bought myself two back-dated classes and the upcoming Stretch Your Stamps 2. Today was spent watching the Inspirations Showcase. Oh. My. WORD! I can't believe the number of techniques she takes you through. It inspired me to create this:
I am adding this to the Simon Says Stamps: Emboss It challenge.
I used Create a Shade Pearl Paint and water in a spritzer to create a glimmer mist. I sprayed that over the top of my embossed roses and then started painting with the distress inks. The secret to this one was to layer more and more color after allowing each layer to dry. As you can see from the close up, I wasn't terribly fussy about keeping my color within the lines. With this technique, the sloppy look totally works.
Between this card and the multiple techniques used in the Inspirations Showcase, I might need to invest in some more of the Distress Stains and inks. Love, love, love how this turned out.
Until next time,