Friday, November 25, 2016

Just Add Ink #338 | Just Add Inspiration

It's Just Add Ink time again!! Yay!! It's an Inspiration Picture challenge week at JAI chosen by Jan.

At first when I saw the pic I was a bit stumped with this challenge, you might need to put your thinking caps on for this one. I decided to to pick out the colours in the picture for my creation. There is quite a few to choose from.

I used the colours to create my own striped water colour background. It was almost like the idea hit me like a lightning bolt from the sky! I had fingers, toes, everything crossed hoping it would work.

To get the stripes I masked the panel with washi tape. Make sure the edges are stuck down properly so that you don't get any of the colour bleeding underneath. I first thought to use a sponge to colour the stripes but then I thought it would be easier to use an Aqua Painter to 'wash' the colour on to the panel. So much quicker!

After the coloured stripes dried I flicked some water on the panel. When the water dries it gives another dimension to the colour. I then flicked Gold Wink of Stella over the panel. My favourite! Gold shimmer! Next came the real test to see if the washi tape would come off with out tearing the cardstock. I just took my time and peeled it back very slowly to get it all off.

I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits for the chalkboard panel, I love those, and finished the card off with some Gold Glimmer Paper, Basic Black Bakers Twine and the Gold Sequin Trim. I really love how the stripes turned out!
 I hope that you join us this week!  Check out the pic and DT inspiration and then make your own project! We love to see your work!
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  1. Awesome idea to use washi tape Rochelle - I would have been holding my breath too! The chalkboard panel is the perfect contrast to the bold bright watercolour stripes. xxx

  2. Gorgeous! I love the effect of the watery stripes Rochelle. I've never used actual washi for masking, must try soon! And l do love that fun blackboard panel greeting, it's the perfect element for your stripes! xx

  3. I love your watercoloured stripes! You are very patient to do all those stripes and all the layers of colour and splatter. It's totally worth it though!

  4. This is such a fabulous take on the photo Rochelle :-) I love the spacing of the stripes and the contrast of the chalkboard greeting - so clever! xx

  5. Oh happy day indeed - I am totally trying your watercolour technique, it looks fabulous!!! Kelly x


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