Every so often I get on a kick to use something that’s been stashed away too long. This week it was my color spritzers. I’m not always successful with spray misters, but I thought I’d re-visit the technique, so I pulled out my beautiful, vibrant Stamp Zia water color sprays. These colors are so bright, they always make me happy! (Even though my efforts pale besides the stunning artwork done by Stamp Zia’s Zana Clark — you really must see her work.)
I started with water color paper, because it is sturdy and takes liquid color well.
First, I sprayed on dry paper, then stamped and white embossed this new image from Stampendous!:
(sentiment by Hero Arts.) The white embossing shows up much brighter in person.
For the next sheet, I wet the paper first, then sprayed with the colors, which blended nicely. Then I stamped and embossed this big, beautiful Stampendous! blossom, cut it out and glued it to the grey base.
I like the softer colors from the wet paper.
Next up was a resist technique:
(this came out VERY yellow in the photo… it’s really more of an ivory background and prettier!) I stamped the flower (Hero Arts) using VersaMark clear ink, embossed with clear powder, then sprayed with color.
For the next piece, a little tag, I sprayed the colors on my craft sheet, then smooshed my paper (yes, “smoosh” is the technical term!) in the wet spray. I dried it with my heat tool, then spritzed it with Ranger Perfect Pearls mist (which makes evrything look better!).
The next card I made a while ago… so I don’t remember what sprays I used. But as long as I was showing sprays, I figured I should use up this piece.
I sprayed over a stencil from Crafter’s Workshop (they have the cutest designs!), trimmed the sheet, added a bow and some Ranger Liquid Pearls to the centers of the flowers, then attached the piece to my card base.
The fun thing about playing with sprays is that you can make several background sheets at once, giving you a nice stash for later.
Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by.
Filed under: Fabulous Finds Friday, Random Cards, Techniques | Tagged: Hero Arts, spray mists, Stamp Zia, Stampendous, stencils | 1 Comment »