I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I was let's say, a little less pleased with mine.....but that is as far as we'll go with that.... other than a Doctor's visit is in order! I want to thank all of you who sent me wonderful notes this past week, and for all the visits from my regular followers. It ws greatly appreciated....."thank you, Now how about a card!"
I made this week's PAPER CUTS simple as usual but, I enjoy water coloring and, I wanted some relaxation time so I got out my markers and a little added "something else" and began to play. Many of you have heard of COPICS and may even own them, and I must say I have been tempted to buy them myself, that was until I saw the price YIKES! Well, I figured there must be a way to make my SU markers act a little like copics, and guess what they can!!!!!! I took out some household ingredients and VOILA! Magic. No pilling of the paper, lots and lots of color saturation, some awesome blending, and play time became new again!
In the picture of the stamped image from FIFTH AVENUE FLORAL I have used only two Stampin' UP! colors, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery! WOW can you see all the color variations and blending from just those two colors! I didn't blend all the edges so you can see the difference on the internet more clearly. It was awesome. The best part I could go over the same area to add or erase color multiple times and no matter how much I pressed down or saturated the paper it did not pill! In the image with the Hydrangea I was able to do the same thing with bashful blue, certainly celery and only orange. Look at the only orange to see how it changed from bright orange to gray to even yellow !WOW! The colors are endless and several colors can be mixed to make a miriad of rainbow variations! I am sure you will have a great time expirementing with this technique. Want to know what I used? Sure you do! Come on back tomorrow for the answer!