- Stamps: "Mini Bouquet" (CMS264)
- Stencils: "Wildflower" (THS035
- Inks: Archival "Jet Black"; Ranger Alcohol Inks "Willow", "Oregano", Indigo" and "Sunset Orange":, Ranger Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
- Papers: Ranger Glossy Card; # 8 Manila Tag
- Adhesives: Viva Las Vegas "Miracle Tape"
Week Seven of the summer of Creative Chemistry focuses on Day 4 of Creative Chemistry 102: Alcohol Inks. The techniques demonstrated in that class (and my sample tags): Faux Patina (A fail for me); Tarnished Tinsel (another fail) and Ombre (didn't work out really well either):
Monoprint and Faded Layers (I had better luck with these):
Since my success was limited with the test tags, I went with the technique that came out best for me of rtes challenge - to use any of the techniques shown. I selected "Faded Layers" (but I really need to learn to select my colors better --- the "Indigo" and "Oregano" were definitely too dominant in the final result:
Still, the faded areas from the "Wildflower" layering stencil do show up a little. I decided to mirror these wildflowers with Archival Ink and the new "Mini Bouquet" stamp set:
but the contrast was too low so I doodled with a fine-line gold pen on the stamped images to make them stand out a little...
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Born in New Jersey, I grew up in Southeastern Ohio. Attended university at Bowling Green State University (B.Sci in biological science, 1964), University of Southern California (M. Sci in biological science, 1967) and University of Florida (Ph. D in zoology, 1971).
honored to be asked to be guest designer for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, September 2017