Monday, April 11, 2016

Delightful Dragonfly Collage

One of my favorite Technique Junkie Stamps  April releases is the Dragonfly Collage -  There are so many aspects to this stamp -- and so many different areas in which you can add texture -- and only with color in different mediums.  

That is what I did here.   This is going to be difficult to describe what I did with this stamp because I would do one thing and look at the stamped image. Then I would another thing.  I went from section to section on this stamp -- and kept adding more color and different details until I was done.  

One of the things I have learned over the years of stamping is to,  "Stop, look, and listen to your creative muse" at each step along the way.   Because some things will just "say" well this card needs this or it needs that."  But you have to allow time to ponder for those things and not just keep adding things and doing something different. 

So I will describe some of the things I did on this card:
1. I stamped with Versa fine Black ink and then covered with clear embossing powder and heat set,
2. I water colored some sections, 
3. I colored in OVER some sections with Smooch  paints and/or Minx inks, and
4. I mounted it on several layers of card stock.

I just keep doing a little bit at a time until I was satisfied with the results.  Then I tied three ribbons around the middle all at the same time.  The ribbons were white dotted organza ribbon, a pale silvery gray organza ribbon,  and a thin satin ribbon that matched the color of the base card.  I also added a narrow strip (about 3/4 inch wide) of clear acetate with white dots at an angle on the top right corner of the card.  It just sort of blends in and you have to look for it to see it in the card.

I hope you ordered your April releases during the sale period!

Have a wonderful day and get inky!

1 comment:

Beth Norman said...

This too is a favourite from the new release, and I hope I can do it justice. You totally rocked this card. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing your steps to make this beauty.