My mojo got a little jump start after I watched this video from Kristina Werner. The video was a review on those popular new Zig Clean Color Real Brush water markers & the new release from Mama Elephant. No, I don't have the markers, I don't think I need them and honestly I'm good with not having them, especially when I have spent a considerable amount of money on Copics. But hey if anyone wants to send me some to test I wouldn't say no. (hahaha!) After watching the video I was inspired to try my hand at more Distress ink water coloring. (I was also inspired by Eva's blog, she's been doing a lot with those adorable Mama Elephant stamps and water coloring with Distress Inks.) A few weeks ago I purchased a stencil made by Hero Arts called large lotus pattern. An idea popped into my head and I decided to run with it before it disappeared.
I cut down some Canson water color paper into 4 x 5 3/8 so that I could easily adhere them to A2 card bases. Grabbed some washi tape, the stencil and some Distress Inks. Since I had the turtles from Sister Stamps on the table I reached for those guys too.
I haven't mounted this one yet, I was thinking of maybe making it into a postcard instead. They are sturdy enough and flat so they would definitely mail easily. Something to think about. I loved this technique, in fact, I loved it so much I ended up coloring 11 more backgrounds using different colored DI! I have so many colors and with that awesome stencil I figured I could create a bunch more. They make nice Aloha print backdrops, all I need to add are colored images and a sentiment.
Luckily I have a bunch of colored images handy (left over from the first 30 day coloring challenge) and can't wait to pair them up with a sentiment. I'll be sharing those over the next few days. Yay!!
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