Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Practise, practise, practise - an afternoon with Dylusion Inks.

Hello everyone
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Well.... back to work and school and lots of displays and arty things going on there. Here this week I have just been playing and practising with my Dylusions inks to see if I could improve on my far from satisfactory backgrounds so far. Layering?... it's a mystery to me! I watch loads of 'how to' DVD's by the experts but mine never seem to turn out like theirs. (Bless you Dyan!) So I sat down one afternoon and just 'played'.  I sprayed and watered and blotted and sprayed and blotted some more and I just kept going. These little backgrounds are what I ended up with...
Can you see the LAYERS? WHOO HOO!   I think I've cracked it at last!
Then I experimented with a bit of stamping and some gesso 'bubbles'. I shall make this into a tag and show you next week. I was pleased with the results of my afternoon and decided to use the backgrounds for a gift project. Here are two sneaky pics of said gift which I promise to reveal in a couple of weeks.
This butterfly is a little die cut one and I cut it out of pearlised card. I then used DIs  to colour it... using a combination of tea dye, dusty concord, rusty hinge and faded jeans. (more blue when finished)  I then brushed it over with perfect pearls. I didn't really need to as the pearlised bit of the paper still shone through the inks to give it a lovely shimmer.  
Well... that's all for this week. I am writing this with a headache from hell so I am now going to say cheerio and go to bed early :-(   Looking forward to catching up with you all tomorrow...
Have a happy week
Lynda x


  1. We're impressed with your misty layers, we usually get 50 shades of mud when we try!

    The bears @#82

  2. Oh - those are just wonderful and such gorgeous colours. The blue with bubbles is so pretty too. :-)
    I hope your headache goes soon. Thanks for showing us :-)

    Ike in Greece #91 xx

  3. Happy WOyww! I style haven't bought any dylusions, but i want some... maybe my next purchase?
    -Tera #3

  4. Your layering turned out great. Mine never does. Happy crafting #5

  5. Those are GORGEOUS! Love the background xx
    Hugs, LLJ 54 xx

  6. Hi Linda - me again :-)
    YES - it's still hot here on my island ... probably about 28 degrees but we're getting a bit of a breeze too most days :-) September is a lovely month.
    Thanks for your visit :-)

    IKE in Greece #91 xxxxxx

  7. love the butterflies, like to see how things start and end Lx

  8. Great play time !
    can we book in a play date for us to play with the Gelliplate ? - Do check out Barbara Grey lessons on line - she does some great stuff but I get hesitant playing on my own !
    Thanks for the cake - so lovely of you to think of me !
    See you when I get back ! Ali xx

  9. I am with you on the needing to practise creating layers with the mists/sprays, but yours has definitely paid off as your backgrounds and creations are beautiful. Have a great week! Danie #48

  10. ah well done,it all looks marvellous. Great that you persisted and took a period of time to just play and try, all too often we don't and then the frustration when what you want to do doesnt work!

  11. Wow, they look great. I am an absolute novice with inks and sprays. I think yours have lots of depth and layers! Love the gesso rings.

  12. I love the subtle color scheme and all the textures in your piece. Sorry for the late WOYWW visit. Blessings!

  13. Awesome!!! Yep you have definately cracked it :)

  14. Wow, yummy work with the inks... you know what they say about practice making perfect - seems to have worked! I love those meadow grasses too...
    Alison x


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