Thursday, August 18, 2011

Less is More Challenge (missed) Get Inky!

If you've noticed, I don't do messy techniques often.  My mom would tell you that's it's because I don't like to get dirty (unless it's a Dirty Girl challenge on SCS, that is!) and she would be right.  She said I would cry if I got anything on my hands.  Well, I don't cry anymore, but I'm still not wild about messy techniques.

This card was inspired by the challenge on the Less is More blog to "Use Ink".  What I forgot was the part of the challenge that said ONE LAYER..oh well, botched that challenge, but I still love the look of this card.

What it's hard to see is the awesome shimmer of the paints..

I used these (got them at CHA 2 years ago....and haven't used them...horrors!)  Mica Gloss Paints from Judikins.

They look awesome on black glossy cardstock (which I also bought)  but I used them on watercolor paper here because I wanted to see what they would do.  They didn't spread but they didn't soak in either.  I used a Tim Holtz blender to swipe them across the paper and love the results.

Cardstock:  140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, PTI Aqua Mist
Ink:  Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Judikins Mica Gloss
Other: Tim Holtz blender

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