Wednesday, November 02, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Creates A Set Of Floral Notelets

I've been playing with Infusions powders again - they work beautifully with this ARTplorations Peony Number One stencil, so I decided to make a set of notelets.

I started off by tapping the powders over the stencil. As with Brushos, you only need a tiny amount.

Then spritzed with water and let it sit for a minute.

Carefully lifted the stencil.

Then flipped the stencil over onto another piece of card.

Squished all that lovely ink down with a paper towel so that the colours mingled and soaked into the card.

Then I set to work with coloured pencils to give a bit of definition to the negative areas.

Then mounted the panels onto white card and added a sentiment from The Birds And The Blooms to each.

I made two more in the purple range.

And two in the pink range.  I think this pair might be my favourite!

I used normal cardstock for the panels rather than mixed media or watercolour paper, because it is less absorbent, allowing the powders to dissolve in the water and develop before soaking into the card.

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  1. Wow this is really brilliant, thanks for sharing. I love the pink pair too xx

  2. Love the idea of getting cards
    for the price of one - and you're
    not wasting any of the ink or
    Fantastic flowers.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Ah! But beautiful cards! All are beautiful, but the most beautiful is the last, pink set of cards. Perfection.

  4. Fabulous results. I don't know how you managed to keep both negative and positive images so clean!

  5. Oh how COOL!! I love these positive/negative cards. I would never get this as clean as you didl Great design.

  6. How beautiful! I love the way you have used the negative as well

  7. Beautiful cards !last pink is my favorite too :)

  8. Wow Shirley your cards are fabulous, must agree the pink is my favourite too

  9. What a clever idea!! These are so stunning!

  10. Oooo, beautiful! Now I want to try something similar. :) Hmmmmm, now which stencil?!

  11. Amazing cards Shirley. Thanks for sharing. Those powerful powders like brusho's etc are on my wish list.


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