Thursday 15 May 2014

Playing with words

I decided I needed a little play with no real purpose in mind this morning. I did use a couple of challenges as a direction for play time but this is a project with no occasion or recipient in mind.

This week's Mixability challenge on Splitcoast Stampers is to "take it away" - do something to show what's underneath a top layer. Indigo Blu's Challenge 15 is "words are all you need".

This little scrapling (the piece left over when you trim a sheet of cardstock to make a square card) started off with a piece of old book page which was spritzed with Dylusions. I added a layer of Mod Podge and once that was dry, a layer of Fresco Finish acrylic paint. I laid a stencil over the top of the dry paint and used a combination of rubbing alcohol, baby wipe and elbow grease to remove the paint and let the inky text show through. I found this technique didn't work without a clear layer (the Mod Podge), I just ended up rubbing away the paper if I rubbed hard enough to remove the paint.

I doodled rough circles round the exposed areas then added a single word, part of a definition and random snippets of script writing with Brilliance ink and finished with a double layered punched star for a bit more drama.

I had fun doing something away from my "norm"!

Stamps: Sarah's Choice by Indigo Blu

Paper: old book page

Ink: Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Dylusions ink spray (Vibrant Turquoise)
Fresco Finish acrylic paint by Paper Arsty (Mermaid)
Mod Podge Matt
Random Circles mask by Tando Creative
Fineliner pen
Fiskars squeeze punches (star medium and large)

Thanks for stopping by!


Kaz said...

I love this Joanne, it's always good to do something 'just because' from time to time xxx

Dotty Jo said...

Looks terrific Joanne, Jo x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Joanne, love the techniques you used and the end result looks wonderful x

Anonymous said...

I think we need to surprise ourselves by doing something different lol. This card is great and it fulfills both challenges. Love the colours you used.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your entry in the IbdigoBlu Challenge and good luck
P xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

I really love this, right up my street

Thanks for joining in at the IndigoBlu Challenge

Nikki K said...

Hi Joanne, I love your cards, fresh and different every time. Thanks for joining us this month in the Indigoblu blog challenge, good luck.
Nikki K.

Jenny Marples said...

So clever! You have well and truly let the words do the talking on this. Love it!!! Thanks for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny x

Unknown said...

lovely make thank you for join in our challenge x x x

Linda said...

Love this!!! Thanks for joining in with the Indigoblu challenge. Linda xx

Kathy said...

Love it! Scraplings are such fun to make, aren't they?