The spring is playing hard to get over here, we only have had a few nice days. The beautiful springy colors have yet to occur. Fortunately, Simon Says Stamp and Show has come up with a super nice colory challenge. Because the theme is Color Love. Go wild and use even more color in your projects than you normally do!
Because I work in an art journal, the swipe method (or whatever this is officially called) is not really suitable. Hmm... what now? Luckily I had a light bulb moment and thought that a transparency could do the trick. I applied 4 colors of Distress Paint on the tranparency.
Sprayed some sprayed over it and the swiping could begin. In order to prevent it to get all muddy I left some white space.
I filled in the white spaces with Distress Ink. Then swiped and dabbed with the transparency for more layers once again.
Distress Paints are really suited for stamping. They aren't as thick as regular paint and not too thin as the Distress Stains. Go lightly over the stamps with Paints and make sure there is not too much paint on it, because then it becomes a big mess. Clean the stamps immediately after use, so that the paint doesn't dry up on them.
With a stencil of Dyan Reavely I two layers for more dimension. One white and on top of that the black.
To frame the pages, I used a stencil edge and made it pop with a white pen.
I put my Silhouette to work to make my own alphabet stencil. Here I used a transparency, but that was a mistake. Because it takes a long time to get through it. It needs multiple cuts, it is very tough stuff. From now on I just use cardstock for this.
To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!