Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sheena in the Spotlight - Ageing Beautifully#2

 For this Sheena Spotlight project with  Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Ageing Beautifully, I'm designing with ceramic tiles and Spectrum Noir & LUXE  inks.

I picked up some distressed looking tiles from my local Home Depot store. First, I cleaned the tiles with alcohol.  Next, I dropped in lovely, rich color - TB4, BT4, and JG2.  Spectrum Noir Ink Refills have a dropper top which makes it so simple for these type techniques!

I picked up the tile and tilted it around to move the ink together and blend.  I put a tile underneath to catch any ink than ran off.  I added more drops of color as needed. I followed this process until all the tiles were full of color. NOTE:   My fingers got really inky! :o) The ink moves so quickly on the tile. I used my finger to fill in color around the edges. 

After everything dried completed, I stamped images randomly from the set in black and white, using Memento LUXE Mixed Media ink pads - coming soon to Crafter's Companion

To seal the ink, I painted the tiles with a varnish.

Shout Outs: Cathy Taylor, June Rollins, and Patti Parrish.  I've learned some great tips from these lovely, talented women.  Click on there names to see their artwork. 

Organization Tip: I store my ink refills in two of my craft storage drawers. I put them in order to match the color chart and use pieces of card board to keep them in rows. I wrote the numbers on the drawer so I could quickly find the colors I'm looking for. I admit I'm a bit of an organizational enthusiast. :o)  I like to spend less time looking for the right color and more time coloring. 

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

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