Hope everyone had a wonderful fourth of July! We were busy camping all week and now I finally get to play with some new wonderful purchases that have arrived while I was gone. Woo hooo!
For this post I have created an Art Journal Page using Smeared Ink stamps an oldie but goodie technique that involves Clorox Bleach.
A Step In The Dark now has Challenge #5 - Dark Fantasy or Anything Goes up and ready. Please see the fab inspiration done by their DT this round....WOW!
My Smeared Ink stamps are from the set called FRINGE (May 2014 #2). You can get this rockin' set in the Rubber Club Past Offerings. Join the Smeared Ink Rubber Club and receive a unique set each month.
Page was created by using Dylusion Spray inks, two colors.
Once dry, a Dyan Reaveley stencil was placed on the darker side. With paint brush and bleach, I used a stencil as a guide to take away the darker color.
Again, once the bleach was dry, I used ink that kinda matched my lighter color and colored in with an Aqua Painter.
Placed stencil back over finished leaves and used a black journaling pen to help define shapes.
White Gel pen and black journaling pen to make vines/swirls, and highlights on leaves.
Stamps were inked with Versa Mark Ink and stamped onto dry page.
Black Embossing Powder over stamped images and heat set with gun.
Paint brush and Clorox Bleach once more over embossed images.
Re-painted images with inks.
Orange and leaves more vibrant in real life.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.