Later than ever today ... I've just had one interruption after the other and somehow never seemed to find the time to sit down and put this post together.
I hope you are all well and happily crafting away.
Yesterday, on my WOYWW post, the photo featured my first attempt to follow Kate Crane's instructions, in the most recent issue of Craft Stamper, how to mix distress inks with mica powders. Here's the finished piece.
After sponging inks on and leaving to dry, I stamped the script stamp in a distress ink which I then brushed with a silver mica powder (from Craftynotions). There's a lovely sheen which, as usual, is better seen in real life.
You can see it better on this photo. I over-stamped with Sheena's Silhouettes Grasses stamp set and black Archival ink. The butterfly has been given much the same treatment with DIs and mica powders and finished off with some green gems.
White deckle-edged square card base; piece of smooth white card for topper; Tim Holtz distress inks in yellows and blues; mica powders; Inkylicious Simply Script background stamp; Sheena's Grasses Silhouette stamp set; black Archival ink pad; green gems
Having completed this and liking the result, I went on to try different shades of distress inks and, again, here's the finished card.
This time I chose an ivory coloured watercolour paper which has, as you can see in the photo, a textured finish which was not as successful ... the texture makes it more difficult to get an even distribution of ink - I'll stick to smooth card in future.
Black square card base; square of ivory watercolour paper; Tim Holtz distress inks; Perfect Pearls and Craftynotions mica powders; Stazon black ink pad; Sheena Douglas Highland Silhouette stamp set
This is one technique I'll be repeating, just varying the colours and stamps to get the effect I want.
I did find a wee window in which to finally open my set of H2Os and have a dabble with them. There's now several wet pieces set out to dry. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll do something with them - though not too sure what at the moment.
As I said earlier, my day has been somewhat fragmented and I'm now ready for bed, I won't need much rocking tonight, so I'll bid you all goodnight.