I was playing with this beautiful Plum Blossom Branch from Art Neko, and I came upon an interesting discovery. Look closely at the picture. Look at the writing on the right side. See how it looks like there is a pink-ish halo around the letters? You can see this same pink halo emanating from the branches as well.
How did that happen? It was a complete accident. LOL I stamped this Plum Blossom Branch with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock. I then colored the flowers with pink Copic markers. I decided I need a pale blue background, so I mixed up my own custom color by filling a mister bottle with some Pearl colored Perfect Pearls powder, some water, and a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain.
After I shook up the mister bottle, I sprayed the plum blossom piece several times. My finger smudged a couple of edges, so I sprayed some more, and some more, and some more. LOL My paper was completely soaking wet, so I left it alone for several hours to dry. When I came back to look at it, I gasped! I thought I ruined it when I saw the pink-ish color running out from the black stamped areas. And because the paper had been so heavily sprayed, it created a few creases in the paper as well.
But you know what? The more I looked at this, the more I loved it. It looks like a piece of faux silk with the creases and the distressed, antiqued image. I love how this turned out, even though this was not the result I had in mind. Always look for the beauty in every thing you do. :-)
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61619
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 @ 5:54 PM
Absolutely wonderful, Holly. Sometimes what we think are our worst mistakes turn into unexpected delights. I love all thing Asian and I'm really liking what I see here. I think your card is way beyond gorgeous.
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