It's Monday the 22nd of April! It's Earth Day! It's also my birthday too, and I'm just hours home from across the globe where I had the most amazing trip to Europe. The Earth is truly a magnificent place, full of wonderful people and awesome sights...Happy Birthday to me...I'm truly so blessed! Thank you hubby for making it happen! More on my trip later, but I'd like to thank those of you who commented and tweeted on my snippit shots of the places I visited, as well as birthday wishes. They mean so much to me...and I say to myself, what a wonderful world!!!
Being Monday, it's also time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show. From colored pencils to Copic Markers, Distress Paints to Alcohol Inks, all color mediums have one thing in common: they allow you to truly customize your creations. This week we celebrate all things "Color", and share tips and tutorials with you on our blogs as well! Your challenge this week is simple...use any color medium (ink, pen, mist, paint, stain, etc) on your project this week and then share it with us.
Dyan's Dylusions using Wendy's Embossing Paste and Tim's Distress Paints together. I don't know if there is a technical name for it yet, but it's all I've been doing while working with these three mediums together. My other Art mediums are probably feeling pretty neglected lately, but I just can't help it...these are a match made in my creative haven!
|Although very difficult to see unless turned as certain angles, I stamped wording from Wendy's Evidence of Art Set in Picket Fence Acrylic Paint Dabber from Ranger all over the top of the canvas, and on the three mini canvas pieces as well. I also used her Heirloom Flowers and hand roll stamped them using Broken China Distress Paint on the upper portion and on the minis. I painted the bottom portion in Pebble Acrylic Paint Dabber to act as the mortar between the bricks.|
I placed Wendy's Stripes & Dots Border Stencil on top of the penciled in tree and sponged on Picked Raspberries Distress Paint through the Dots to mimic blooms in the distance. I then taped the tree stencil on where it was supposed to go. I used Wendy's Gold Embossing Paste and applied it on to the stencil. I removed it and dried it with a heat tool. It puffs a bit, and turns golden and metallic rather than the butterscotch color you see in the jar. It's a gorgeous color. I added about a tablespoon of the White Embossing Paste into a cup and added about 3 drop of Tea Dye Distress ReInker to the Paste. I stirred it up a bit and applied it through a taped down Brick Stencil on the bottom portion of the canvas. You can color Wendy's Paste with any ReInkers, Alcohol Inks, and even Paints! After I dried the bricks, I stamped some of them with the Normandy Lace Stamp from Wendy's Believe In Art Set using Frayed Burlap Distress Paint. I did the same using Black Soot. This makes the bricks look more real, and the images don't have to be crisp. I used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Paint on the tree and on the bricks in a few spots for detail and contrast. I covered the sky and tree portion with paper to protect it, and then misted the bricks with Black Marble and Melted Chocolate Dylusions. The parts of the brick painted with Distress Paint resisted the Spray...so cool. I dried this, and then covered it up. I sprayed the sky and tree portion with Calypso Teal Dylusions. The tree resisted the Dylusions...oh how I wish you could see this via video!!! Don't worry though, I will do another.
I don't even have to ask, because I know you all love COLOR probably like I do, but do you have a favorites technique to show your love of color? Maybe you just want to show your favorite medium or even favorite color. Whatever the case may be, create some type of Art using a color medium some how, and enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the "Top Three Picks" for this challenge. Good luck, and visit the other DT member's blogs to behold the colors of the rainbow!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!