Greetings! I am excited to share my project with you today. The Artists in Residence were challenged to share projects with the theme “Wet.” In addition, we had the fantastic opportunity to collaborate with Stencil Girl, which is always so much fun. I decided to combine the collaboration with our theme to create a fun card.
I started off by using the Whimsical Waves stencil.It works with our “Wet” theme (though I’ve got more “wet” coming up!) I flipped it over to the back and inked it up with Rose Bud, Grape Jelly, and Teal Zeal Memento Ink.
Be sure to cover the entire stencil. Scraps can always be used later!
Next, I spritzed the stencil thoroughly with Sheer Shimmer Frost (see….more wet!). This allows the colors to blend while adding a beautiful shimmer to the ink.
Then I carefully flipped the stencil over on to my Bristol paper. I pressed and smooshed the wet ink around to be sure I had a good image. I let that dry and then trimmed it down to fit on my white card base.
Next, I taped off and inked up the “Love” from the Love Collage stencil. I chose to use Night Sky VersaMagic, because I really wanted some deep contrast from the other colors I used in my background. I then trimmed the word out and used an edge distressor to add some texture.
You can see some of the shine in my background in the photo above. But I needed more “wet,” so I spritzed the “Love” with Goosebumps spray. I was careful not to overdo it so that I wouldn’t make the color run.
While that dried, I shook up Rose Bud Fireworks! Spray and applied it on the perimeter of my card base with a brush.
My background needed a little something, so I went back to the Love Collage stencil and added some of the circles I applied some Teal Zeal ink to an acrylic block and sprayed it with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle. I applied the wet ink with a fan brush.I also decided to distress the edges of the stenciled layer.
I shook and unscrewed the spritzer of my Tuxedo Black irRESISTables Spray and tapped the straw above my stenciled layer. This gives you a bit more control over where the drops land, as opposed to just spraying the color.
After everything was dry, I attached the stenciled layer to the card base, and used some foam squares to the back of the Love, and then to the card. Now I’ve got a shimmery, shiny, wet looking card!
I hope I’ve given you some ideas on different ways to use your inks, sprays and stencils. I’d like to thank Stencil Girl for giving the AIRs such fantastic stencils to play with. Below is the full link list for the folks hopping today, as well as my supplies list. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Memento Ink: Rose Bud, Grape Jelly, Teal Zeal
Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Frosted, Sparkle
Fireworks! Spray: Rose Bud
irRESISTables Spray: Tuxedo Black
VersaMagic: Night Sky
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: Approx 30 minutes, plus drying time