Making a mess can be fun for adults too!
Hello my friends! Many, many years ago, I learned a technique that still amazes me to this day! A little bit of shaving cream, ink and paper, and the sky is the limit for fun!
So there is a love/hate to this technique. (there had to be a catch, right?) LOL So it can be messy - that one is obvious as you can see from the photo above. You may get ink on your hands but let me tell you....IT'S SO MUCH FUN!!! I love that each time I drop my paper in this plate of squishy goo, I never know what it will look like until I scrape the mess off my cardstock. Each piece is literally a one of a kind creation and you can change up the colors to match any kind of event. (School colors, baby showers, seasonal etc)
For this session, I went for some Fall colors since it is right around the corner. Below are some of the samples I used with the following re-inker colors:
- Lemon Lime Twist
- Cajun Craze
- Tempting Turquoise
As you can see from the photo, even using the same colors will look different on each sheet of cardstock because of the fluid movement of color! I typically let it dry - that does not take long, then start to look for some coordinating cardstock for a base. Once I have that all picked, I decide how to showcase that beautiful work of art! For this I knew I wanted to try to some copper paper and also had the new champagne paper too! (IT'S SO PRETTY!!!) I was not sure how it was going to come together so I laid it all out so I could plan. I also wanted to prove that my room, or my table are rarely clean at any given time. For some reason, I like to work with lots on my table for inspiration. (We as crafters never do that right?!?!?) Here is what the finished project looked like:
The single leaf card is using the new champagne foil paper that you can purchase on September 1st! It is so beautiful, to me, it looks like silver with a pink undertone. I also mixed in more texture with the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP and Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I was so happy how things came together on these two cards! Great news...the card on the right will be a class offering in September too! (YAY!!)
I hope you enjoyed the project - stay tuned because I am doing a video on this one. :)
Until next time!
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