Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Paint with Gingersnap Creations
I started this little project by stamping my image (from The Girls set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous) using brown StazOn ink onto watercolor paper. Then I got out my watercolors (had to dust them off first - sadly) and had at it. You obviously don't have to be an expert at watercolors to add a little pizazz to an image - especially a collage image, where the line between one object and the next is a little, well, "indistinct." Just a few colors is all you need. But I couldn't stop there, oh, nooooo. After I cut out my background papers (from the Ella Blue Collection by GCD Studios), I decided to distress the edges with those very same colors of watercolor paints. (Why not? I was about to do it with Distress Inks anyway.) This also allowed me to make my blue paper a little *more* blue. I added a touch of vintage lace to the edge of the image (this was safe from my paintbrush - it looked beautiful as-is). Needed something a little more... how about vintage mother of pearl buttons. Yeah. Only..... hmmmmm..... got out that paintbrush, smothered them in Prussian Blue, then wiped off the excess. I ended up with just a tiny tinge of blue in my buttons - love it!
Got any paints getting dusty in your stash? Or maybe you are a painting mixed media-type goddess already? We'd love to have you play along. You can see what the other members of the DT came up with (hugely inspiring, I tell ya) and link up your project at Gingersnap. A fun project to see us into the weekend, I think. ;)