Afternoon all. I hope you are having a great week so far despite the Autumnal weather we've had today. I had to hang on for dear life when I ventured out earlier, all the beautiful leaves were tumbling fast, but the sun is out now and it's much calmer.
I've put the miserable weather to good use today and got round to bashing out some backgrounds with those little pots of lovliness called H20's. Yes, I bet you thought I'd forgotten!!!!
So here are 4 ideas for you to try if you've got some thrown in the bottom of a drawer long forgotten.
1) Just paint and spray with water as you would Distress Inks. The paint reacts much the same.
2) The Splodge.. very technical. Spray a piece of thick card with water and then splodge on about three colours with a big brush, don't be afraid to experiment. Make sure the paint is good and thick. Spray the splodges again with water and either dry with a heat gun or leave to dry if you've got some time.
The results are lovely and soft with that mica shine.
3) Clingfilm. As in 2, spray a piece of thick card with water and splodge away again. This time after spraying with more water wrap in cling film and scrunch it around. This one you do need to leave to dry naturally.
All the mica collects in the clingfilm folds.
4) Salt. Prepare in exactly the same way as 2 & 3 and then liberally sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Leave to dry and then rub away the dry salt.
This one gives you a lovely texture.
For all these I used two sets, Passion and Ultimate Romance from the new colours that have re released.
Just to inspire you a bit more to have a play here are two cards.
The first stamped onto an H20 clingfilmed background
and the second actually stamped with the paint.
I hope I've given you some ideas to start loving these little pots of beauty again. They are never far from my desk nowadays.
Thanks for stopping by.
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