Friday, 21 October 2016

Happy Halloween - Colouring Techniques

I mentioned earlier in the week that I was tacking part in a Team Challenge on Colouring Techniques. I have already added two projects to the challenge, but as I was sitting in traffic today (note to self, don't try to get anywhere on the last day before half term!) I started to think about another project, so at least the time was not wasted.

I recently won a raffle prize of the Stampin' Up! Sponge Brayers, which I used for one of the projects earlier this week with a mask. But I have not had a chance to see how they would work to build up a background on their own. We have had some wonderful moons recently, so I thought I would see if I could build up a night sky, and then I thought I would make that a Halloween Night sky.

I had great fun using the brayer with Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate and Basic Grey Inks to build up the layers of colour having masked off a very pale So Saffron moon. Once I had finished building up the layers I took a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water and spritzed all over the card. The water reacts with the ink to make a mottled look, which I love.

So having created the background it was then a question of what to do with it. The only Halloween Stamps I have are the Jar of Haunts (which provided the sentiment over the moon) and the Cookie Cutter Halloween, neither of which were going to provide the right images. So it was then a question of looking at the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Papers and her I struck gold, or in this case black. There is a design that has rows of haunted houses, so I cut a strip of that out so that I was left with the black silhouette. This just left matting on Pumpkin Pie and Elegant Eggplant card, onto a Basic Grey card base, a few embellishments and we were done.

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One tip, if you spritz card with water, it will probably curl, so you may need a stronger adhesive than you expect. I used lots of Fast Fuse on the back of this to make sure it keeps flat.

I really hope you like the card and I would encourage you to have a go at some different colouring techniques to see what happens.

A list of all the supplies I used is below. If you would like to order any of these, please click on the shopping basket or on the link to my online shop. I always send a Thank You to everyone who orders from me, these will be sent at the beginning of the following month. Remember if you are ordering more than £20 of product (excluding P&P), use the Hostess Code and you will get some extra goodies from me at the start of the next month, along with your Thank You. BUT if your order is over £150 (excluding P&P) DO NOT use the code as you will be able to chose your own goodies to add to your order free. This month's code, valid until 31 October2016, is Z9MVCK9E 

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