It's Saturday which means a new challenge is up at Less Is More... yeah!! ... and what a fantastic challenge. Today is the dreaded One Layer Card which I tend to suck at; or at the very least struggle with; however today there was a lovely add-on to the challenge which was to use inks in a new way.
Here is what I did:
I heat embossed the leaf image in clear powder onto whisper white card stock. Then I placed several drops of Lucky Limeade ink into a mini mister and added a couple drops of water. I misted the corner area then blotted the excess off with a paper towel. I added a few more drops of water to the ink and sprayed again only further out into the card area. I repeated that one more time so there was a light, medium and dark progression of color.
Then I loaded up a paint brush with several big drops of Always Artichoke and "tapped" it onto the card creating the dark ink drops.
At that point I thought the card was going very well, but it definitely needed something else. I looked around and thought maybe I could spray it with Smooch. So I quickly made a "sample" card and sprayed it with the Vanilla Smooch from SU!. (there was no way i was going to try that spray on this card because I really loved how it was coming along and we ALL know what happens when we go too far ... disaster!!!) It was ok, but it really washed out the darker spots on the card and turned the ink drops into a funny greenish gray.
So I sat there thinking .... always dangerous ..... and wondered if the Smooch would take the SU ink. As I was washing out the mini mister my eye caught onto another cool SU product called Shimmer Paint/Ink. I already knew the Smooch faded out my green so I decided to give the Shimmer Ink a try.
It worked!! Unfortunately I don't know how much of each I used. I poured a few big drops of the Shimmer paint into the mister first and kept adding drops of Lucky Limeade until it was a nice blend with the overall card.
This card looks so wonderful IRL but I just can't seem to capture it on film (well digital actually). The glimmer from the home made smooch is definitely not showing up and the layering of color doesn't seem to show up either.
Poor picture aside, the coolest thing about this is I can have Shimmer Mists in any color I want. I'm going to take a stab a Ranger's Broken Glass next; it is one of my all time favorite blues.
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