Thursday, March 7, 2013

Art Impressions Challenge-Anything Goes

This week's Art Impressions Blog challenge is  Anything Goes.

 I saw this really cool technique for a background at Roni's blog, here.   

I stared with with metallic gelatos on black cardstock. I scribbled the colors onto the arcrylic block, spritzed with water and "stamped" onto the cardstock. I moved the the block around to spread and blend the color. I had put quite a bit of blue and there were a few chunky pieces so I blended them in with my finger. 

Of course, I had to make several. :o)  I tried different combinations of colors, different brands of cardstock, and also different amounts of water. 

I also tried the 'smash, swish' technique that I learned from Dee Gruenig years ago - with inks on glossy cardstock. I scribbled the gelatos directly onto a piece of semi-glossy cardstock, spritzed with water and then smashed and swished with another piece of semi-glossy. 

 So many possibilities!

I chose the first black background to create a finished card. I turned it upside down and used the blue I blended with my finger as a mountain. I stamped Sm. Forest (Sku#E692) in white and used a watermark pen to draw a circle for a moon. I sprinkled white emboss powder over both.

I heat set and layered the scene on white base card.

Please pop over to the Art Impressions challenge for this week to see a bunch of inspirational ideas!  You can enter for a chance to win a coupon!!

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