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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