Friday, 2 May 2014

A Rainbow of Ink

Hello there my lovely readers

It's been a while since I posted or indeed made anything which could be posted. Truth be told, I'm feeling a bit dicky at the moment. I pulled a muscle in my back over the Easter break. It healed very quickly but then other ailments followed. It didn't stop me from attending boxing lessons with Nick though. I felt sore from using muscles that have never, ever had to be used before, which was to be expected. However, the nausea and headaches have persisted.

So I really haven't felt like being creative this week. Until today. Today I thought I'd try an experiment with inks.

In the online world of card making, watercolour is the current trend that's been around for a few months. And indeed, having seen so many beautiful examples, it can't help but to rub off and inspire me eventually.

So I grabbed some white card, a pot of water and a brush. I didn't reach for my watercolour paints though. Instead, I grabbed my bottles of acrylic ink (you may recall I used them to produce some beautifully vibrant backgrounds for art journal pages). They are gorgeously intense in  their saturation and it only took a few droplets of each colour which I swiped at with my brush.

I didn't take a "before" photo of the colour sheet but the scrap left behind after I ran it through the die machine should give you a good enough idea.

I stuck the die cut to a piece of black card and stamped a sentiment in the bottom right hand corner and added white embossing powder. And that's as easy as it can be. And I love the vibrant rainbow of colour against the black.

Right, off to rest my weary head. Hopefully I'll be back in full creative force soon

And for those of you in the UK, hope you have a fabulous bank holiday weekend!!!


kjjc said...

gorgeous colours Paul and that die is lovely. Sorry to hear you have not been feeling too well.

Claire said...

Wow - this looks amazing...wondered how you did it when I saw the pic. What a great idea!

JoZart said...

That is so effective Paul and I might just try it out as I will be crafting with paper next week.... Yes! really! It's the first time in age but my friend will be here from Ljubljana and want some arty time together.
Hope you feel better soon and most of all pain free. Enjoy the weekend,
Jo x

Neet said...

That is amazing Paul, I would never have thought of that.
Sorry to hear about your back, do you think boxing should be happening until you heal. Just being motherly. LOL
Hugs, Neet xx

Marybeth said...

I love this simple watercolor technique . The end results are amazing. Thanks so much for the picture on how you did this. Can't wait to give it a try.
Hope your on the mend by now