Back again with today's Creative Chemistry offerings.
I had so much fun with the techniques today, though the paint lift one frustrated me no end until I started using a damp cloth instead of a baby wipe. But that's what it's all about, no? Figuring out what does and doesn't work with the supplies that you have to hand.
I didn't turn them into finished tags today, but just kept them as backgrounds, as I had a super busy day and am out of time... I'll get 'round to playing with them when the week is over, I'm sure. One of them may even get re-incarnated as a birthday card for my little brother.
Technique one - Distress paint resist
This one is probably my favourite so far... The colours are a little more vibrant (and purple) in person, but I just can't seem to get a bright enough light to photograph by.
Technique 2 - Distress paint lifting
This one drove me up the wall, across the ceiling and back down the other side again. I tried many times, but it kept turning into a bubbly, sloppy mess. Turns out my baby wipes were far too wet, and once I decided to try a damp cloth, it worked so much better!
Technique three - Distress stain rub resist
Remnant rubs are soooo much fun! And after this technique, I feel a lot more confident in using them. This makes for a rather vibrant and striking tag, and I love it.
Technique four - Distress luminous mica
I used greys, blues, greens and browns here (I'm thinking of making a start on Christmas stuff, so this seemed a good colour scheme!), and misted with brushed pewter mica spray, which of course does not show in the photo. Love the mottled texture though!
Technique five - Distress marker spritzed watercolour
Ok, this is just far too much fun to do! Unfortunately I only have 7 markers so far (and that includes black and white and two browns!), so I was a little limited as to the colour schemes I could choose, but I think it turned out rather lovely!
And that's day two. I'm doing well so far!
Hope you're all having a fantabulous day!