Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rose Artichoke and Plum color challenge




Lately, I've been obsessed with spritzing!

Splitcoaststampers color challenge this week is to use Rose Red, Always Artichoke and Perfect Plum.  I played with my watercolor crayons.   For part of the stamped image, I colored the stamp directly with watercolor crayon and then spritzed with water.  I stamped on watercolor paper.  At first I thought I'd have a mess but it dried nice and, well, watercolor-like.  I used some regular ink to stamp the complimentary images.

I didn't have any Rose or Plum ribbon but I did have some Rose Red spritz I had mixed up over the weekend in some of my experiments.  I wanted to see if you could create a mist with pigment (Craft) ink and water just like you can with dye (classic) ink.  You can, it doesn't spritz quite as smoothly since the pigment ink isn't as water soluable as the dye ink.  Still it does the job.

So for the "ribbon,"  I ripped off a piece of muslin and spritzed it thoroughly with rose red mixed in water.  After drying, the ink does not come off on your hands. Of course this would not be waterproof so it is fine for papercraft projects but not for any fabric projects that are going to get wet.

Thanks for visiting today.  Be sure and leave a comment on Monday's post for a chance at blog candy!  The giveaway ends Thursday evening, Feb 24.

Ingredients:  Stamps: Petal Prints
Cardstock:  Perfect Plum, Naturals White
Ink:  Rose Red, Always Artichoke and Perfect Plum
Hardware:  Hodgepodge hardware in Vanilla

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