I am such an accidental artist! But, what the hey if it comes out good, right!? Well, this card was inspired by the National Geographic site for IC400, this image-*http://national-geographic.cafepress...Framed%20Print.
I had been wanting to try the eggshell mosaic bg for a long time, and finally did. I did a lot of mixing and blending inks to get rock colors, as I didn't want to rely on colors simply muddying. However, I forgot to mist the shells before I applied the inks (happy accident #1) after I realized the inks weren't spreading, so I did it after (and used the blending solution in places)and liked the results. I painted on the copper metallic ink and pearl mixative (happy accident #2, it pitted for some reason in places) in random places. When I painted mod podge over the top, I stippled when it was tacky, to give it more of a pitted, rocky look. Not sure if it worked, but I liked the look. Anyway, this was a lot of fun and surely couldn't do this again the way that I did.
So, this also fulfills the MIX1 and the MIX4 challenges. TFL
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 GMT Views: 2750
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11105
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 @ 10:23 AM
soooooo cool. What awesome " Mistakes " This must be so great IRL as it sure is here and the pics dont do these justice. Your grasses and bgs are so soft , a pretty scene. TFS..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.