I've decided I will make a technique journal this year and have started with the water colour powders.
Experimenting a bit further with the water colour powders I began with the brown bister sprinkled over the water colour paper and then spritzed an old stamp with water and pressed it onto it, repeating lots of times until I had it fully covered the paper.
I then stamped an old Tim stamp with ground espresso distress ink over the top.
Taking a fine brush, some water on my craft mat and chipped sapphire and stormy sky distress inks I began painting in some of the designs and finger splattered some blue onto the background. I love the browns and blues merging together in some areas.
I repeated the process with antique linen and tea dye.
As this is a journal I thought I would keep it simple and add one of Tim's small quotes.
And hey presto the first page is done.
I can see me using this technique for my Packhouse cards. It will be interesting to watch what designs will sell. At the moment I am gathering up Mother's Day style bits and pieces and making some shabby cards to do a changeover tomorrow - just trying to keep to the themes of the year. I had forgotten how much I love shabby card making - I can see some appearing on here soon.
Listen to your HeArt.
hugs Brenda xxx