Saturday, March 13, 2010

colorfully sparkly

Hey all! So I have been slaving away all day trying to complete a project... HA! No, really, I have been working today trying to reach my goal of project completion, but I haven't reached it yet. Good thing there are still a few hours in the day...

So, instead of a project, I thought I would share some examples of the Inspiration Paints I was given to play with....

This first picture shows a white paper sprayed with Perfect Pearls (from Ranger) and water. The heart on top is painted with Plum Inspiration Paint. Both are very shimmery. The paint has a slightly larger sized glimmer in it, so although you can get similar effects with them, there is a subtle difference. I like that.... You can use them side by side or layered, and get a different texture with lots of shine.


This next picture shows a stamped image that has been colored in with the paint. (the center is fuzzy with flocking..) You can't tell from the picture, but the whole flower is shimmery. No
matter how you turn this baby, it shines.

This one is harder to see all the details, but I threw it in to show another application...
the roses were embossed, painted, and cut out. I then used dimensional glue dots to attach them over an image stamped on acetate with Staz-on ink. The flowers are painted on the back of the acetate, so the ink lines show up. You can sort of see on the far leaf, that the color and shine work great on acetate.


Another fun thing to do is stamp with the paint. Just use a dabber and put a thin layer of paint on your stamp, and stamp like normal. (if you put too much paint on, you will lose some of the detail of your stamp... just depends on the look you want)
Another thing you can see in this photo is that even if you put ink on top of the paint, the shine still shows through. (the sprinkles are just a plain brown ink and although it covers the pink, the sparkle comes through.)
This last one is another fun thing to do. This was just a scrap of plain white satin ribbon.... Look at the sparkle! This ribbon was done with one color (Turquoise) the only difference is how much paint was applied to build up color. Even where the color is very thin as it fades out, the shine is still strong. So much fun!

Well, that is all of the photo samples I have for now. More will be coming!!
In the mean time, check out the awesome stuff the other Creative Inspirations DT have been doing on their blogs. They all do such awesome work. The links are on my side bar.
Have a fabulously colorfully sparkly day! =)





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