I’m really digging the “galaxy” colors since anything that works with purple is a win in my book. While it’s one of my favorite colors it does tend to be harder to work in! So today I decided to pull out some stamps, watercolor paper, and make myself a new bookmark.
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I created this video tutorial to share with you walking through the process.
Basically, the order is this:
- White pigment or clear embossing ink, white embossing powder, and heat set
- Start layering one type of color medium
- Repeat with additional colors, allowing some to dry
- Add gold, metallic, or other sparkle and any finishing touches
I love the end result! I really like that I didn’t guess or entirely control what colors would end up being where despite my original attempts to do just that. I also love all those art fibers at the top.
I’ve been using more and more of those – just can’t get enough! They used to be such a huge trend (12-15 years ago? So long!) and I would love them to become popular again. I used this Neat & Tangled set (links go to Ellen Hutson), Brusho (love those!), white embossing powder, distress inks, and I dabbled with assorted colors like distress crayons and gold mists.
This was so much fun to make – and now is in my photography book I keep meaning to read! Little steps, right? I’m looking forward to some fresh color combos for fall (school is just a very few short weeks away!) and a bit more creative time as well. Stay tuned – I’ve always got new ideas to share!