Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring Into Summer | FSJ | Four Ways Using Splashes

I think memory keeping and scrapbooking of some kind are definitely my thing, but let me tell you, any kind of mixed media and messy products get my heart beating faster.  LOL  I'm so excited that Fun Stampers Journey has all their Splashes and Silks on sale this month.  We had some really bad weather yesterday, so I grabbed some splashes in Watermelon Fusion, Pineapple Smoothie, Outrageous Pink, and Lemon Grass.  I opened them each up and carefully poured some onto some wax paper.

I did not use our Color Splash sheets.  I usually leave that to projects I use a lot of water.  You will have some warping of the cardstock, but it is minimum.  Okay, so I loaded the two sizes of the paint brushes you see in the photo above to get different widths of paint strokes.  I put my loaded paint brush on the cardstock, and then brushed off and away from cardstock to create this pattern.  It got me inspired so I kept going...

I was inspired by the paint strokes made on my work pad, and decided to create that look on my next cardstock.  I got more of the paint brush look starting off the cardstock and then lifting up on the cardstock...the up stroke just shows more of the bristles.  I used this sheet to cut out the 'hello.'

I still kept going.  I did another sheet that I loaded the splashes on heavier so I got a heavier look and also used a smaller paint brush to create a few splatters.  With that piece, I stamped the flowered feather, detailed cut and used here on my card.  That painted vertical strip is from the strip above from the 'hello.'

I still kept going, I didn't want to waste the leftover splashes on my wax paper, so I smooshed another piece of cardstock into it and used for this card.

So two different paint strokes, one starting on cardstock and one ending on cardstock gives two different looks.  Using more splashes with the brushes for a heavier, less brushed look, and a smooshing...four great ways to get quick and easy backgrounds.  TIP:  in between colors, I had a cup of water.  Dipped the brushes and had some paper towels to dry off.

The 'Hello" die and all the stamps are from the new Spring into Summer Mini Catalog!  OMG, some gorgeous stuff.  You can see the mini catalog here.  And while shopping, take advantage of the Splashes and the Silks!  I did use one of my favorite silks on the coffee card called Dark looks almost black but isn't.  You can use the silks the same way as the Splashes, but I love to mix those to color with or to sprinkle some color on a project.

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  1. Ohhhh.... pretty bright colors... love all of the cards!!!

  2. Love the color combination you used. Black always a nice touch and especially with the black/white thread. Your cards are awesome!


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