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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Colour crazed

Carol and I thought it would be a shame to put the white board through its paces and not do something that specifically took advantage of the white surface! Although our earlier experiments with Distress Inks and spritzed colour took us in that direction, we set ourselves the explicit target of adding colour to the white surface rather than covering it in gunk this time!

Carol chose one of the arch shapes and combined with a wavy domino to make this lovely piece. Being an inky kind of gal, Carol coloured the arch by using a Versamagic pad direct to the surface before overstamping various images in black. She wrapped a beaded wire around the arch and topped it off with a wavy domino covered using versafine and stamped then embossed with clear powder and matted onto some brown card.

I love the arty collage effect and the combination of the different chippie shapes looks great! Visit Carol's blog if you would like more details.

I also chose an arch but I seem to have a thing about turning them upside down! This wavy arch made me think of a tulip (or perhaps I'm just hankering after spring!) so I combined with a tulip girl stamp and knowing that Carol wouldn't use Copics, I decided to go down that route so we got maximum variety!

I'm happy to report that the board performed well - it took a nice impression of a stamp that has lots of fine detail and the surface took the Copic ink nicely - it blended and it didn't bleed out of the stamped lines. I even tried a little airbrushing to get a soft fade of blue around her having masked her first - worked fine!

Here's a closer look at her face and hair so you can see how the ink took to the board. Details of stamps and supplies are here if anyone would like them.

Would you believe this is already week four of our experiments with the white board? That means we only have one project left to share with you so I hope you'll be able to join us on Thursday when Carol will be here.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Kaz said...

Both are gorgeous yet again. It's so good to be able to just stamp onto the white board and even better that the Copics worked well xx

Karen said...

These are wonderful, great that the copics worked so well. Its brilliant that you don't have to prepare whiteboard before stamping if you want to leave it white! XXX

Hazel said...

Brilliant crafting and I echo that it's good news for copics to work so well on the whiteboard. x

Janice said...

How brilliant. Lovely to see that the copics worked so well.

tracy said...

those are really beautiful girls :)

Sharon said...

These are both beautiful...x