Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the challenge is to share a technique you love!
Here is the end results of my playing all week.
I didn't finish off either of these backgrounds yet... Expect to see it in some future project. :) Next I decided to try to apply the crystals to the stamp.
I painted the stamp and then spritzed lightly the stamp with water and stamped it I was able to stamp twice with the same vibrancy and the third I cleaned off the stamp and then did it again when dry for my third set of flowers. I did this many times on different papers with varying results.
I also tried inking up a stamp with the crystals mixed with water on acetate. I added a tiny bit of spritz of water to the crystals and then inked up the stamp from that mixture. You get varying results depending on how much water is in the mix and gets picked up on the stamp.
My next thought was to sprinkle the crystals through a stencil and see the effect.
Right after finished the tag and while the stencil was still full of the remaining crystals and colors I pulled the stencil up and spritzed more water to the stencil. I then laid it back down to get the reverse image on a new piece of cardstock. (I chose these colors because these are the colors I have in my brusho set. I need to add the rest of the colors to my collection!)
I then tried to take a few photos of the process for you to follow along:
1. Place the stencil on mixed media cardstock and sprinkle with desired mix of crystals across the surface:
4. Take the stencil with the remaining watercolor and place face down onto another sheet of card stock:
Here are some of the results:
The dark red one was the original one I took step #1 photo of before I misted and lifted the stencil. I rubbed off the extra crystals with a dry piece of paper towel once it was dry to again prevent crystals from activating. Any of these images have a lovely wealth of color so if they get wet they will spread! The outline of the stencil is on the right which I flipped onto a white piece of card stock. The bottom left piece is from the step #3. I don't know where step #2 disappeared to. I will have to go look for it! :)
I also was playing with coloring leaves in a pan of water with the crystals sprinkled in. I took those leaves as they were drying and placed them in between pieces of white card stock and caught their imprint.
Products: Brusho Crystal Watercolors, Wendy Vecchi - The Beauty, Stampers Anonymous - Cracks, Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Crackle, Memory Box - Heartwood Stencil, Simon Says Stamps Sequins, Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Snowflakes, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Snowflakes, Darkroom Door - Wildflowers, Stampers Anonymous - Classic Stamps, Sizzix Fall Foliage Thinlits
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
So now it's YOUR turn, come play along and show us your favorite technique. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!