Sunday, June 12, 2011

Enjoy the Journey!

The Hero Arts blog had a wonderful tutorial regarding watercoloring with Distress Paints. I have never tried actually "painting" with them... spritzing, stamping, and antiquing with them, yes...but to actually use a brush to paint an image, no.  So, I decided to go one step further, and try to make a stained glass effect on vellum with them. It worked pretty well!

Here's the Skipping Stones sketch for this week!

Skipping Stones also makes the perfect dragonfly image for me to practice with!  I stamped onto vellum with Staz-On and let it dry thoroughly. Then I simply applied a tiny bit of Distress Ink to the wings, and took my finger and spread it around a bit.  ( Yes, my fingers are 3 shades of reds, blues, and greens now!)  But I really like the effect! Oh, and I also spritzed the final result with the tiniest amount of gold Glimmer Mist.
   It made the wings curl just slightly, and added the delicate look to the wings of the dragonfly.

Join Hero Arts for their monthly challenges! 
 I am going to be entering this one for sure!

Cardstock; Bazzill
Paper: DCWV, Doodlin'
Stamps:  Skipping Stones,  and Hero Arts (Travel Journal)
Distress Inks; Tim Holtz
French Velvet ribbon


Jingle said...

Very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at SSD!

Kandi Phillips said...

What a fun idea to try out with the dragonfly, I can't wait to try this! Fabulous card and take on the sketch, love it! Thanks for joining us at SSD!

Wendy said...

Hi Jan!! What a great card!! Just fabulous. I hope you are having a good week! Thank so much for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design!!

~amy~ said...

Such a lovely card!!! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones!