A new Monday has arrived and so has a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This week we want to see inky backgrounds. To what extent is entirely up to you! If you're not really an inky person, maybe you should take this opportunity to experiment.
I'm also experimenting in my art journal this week. I love ink sprays and why not make an ink spray background? Whether it has become a successful experiment... I don't know, but I found the process so much fun and have given it the title "embrace imperfection".
As the first step, I used the striped Teresa Collins Stencil and Vibrant Turquiose to make a start for the inky background. I've also used the stencil as a mask. So the stencil stayed in the same place and I started stamping for more interest.
Then I got the idea to move the stencil a bit so that the part that was masked off became visible. This time I used Bubblegum Pink and Crushed Grape. Wow, this was really bright and loud ... Just go with it and continue! To create more contrast I took the Jumbled Letters and applied it with black colored Embossing Paste. Such a cool effect, stencil over stencil.
The edges I painted black because the stencil was just too small for my art journal, but it also helps as contrast for the bright stripes, just as the washi tape. To create even more interest, I stamped "whole" stamps, like the Spool Labels and Document stamps.
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 Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!