I always keep a piece of cardstock under my work when I stamp or paint, so that whatever goes over the edge doesn't end up on my desk - when that cardstock gets all filled up with ink and paint, it becomes the base of other mixed media projects! It's a fun way to recycle, and it's an easy start for something new.
My background panel is one of those pieces. I embossed my favorite Cover-a-Card Damask background over the panel and embossed with clear powder, then rubbed dye ink over the panel for more contrast. This is a modification of the Joseph's Coat technique (click HERE for a tutorial!)
My main panel is colored with reinkers, Shinhan watercolors, Touch Markers, and Inktense pencils. The brush markers make a great base color for the narrow stem and leaves, and the other mediums are all waterbased, so they play together well.
Registered: April 14, 2009 Location: in my own little PINK sparkly world Posts: 12195
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 @ 6:22 AM
woweeeee...this is stunning...love all the colors on your bg...maybe I should start using paper underneath instead of cardboard....hmmmm.....and now I have to go look up another tutorial...cuz I must know how this is done....your beautiful flowers are highlighted so wonderfully with this bg...
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22250
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 @ 6:35 AM
This is SO fabulous! You one of the most innovative and creative artists! Thanks not only for sharing your outstanding projects but for also including complete directions! Your coloring and artistry is over the top!