Ok, that does it, I have to start playing more with the designer papers. This morning, Shelli demonstrated some amazing home decor projects using designer paper, custom mixes of embossing powder, chipboard ... garlands, hat boxes, ornaments, paper lanterns even! Of course I was excited to see Shelli working with the new Batty for You set and Creep Crawly designer paper (both of which arrived at my house just before I left for Denver - Thanks, Patty).
Later this morning, we saw some great projects for party favors, decorations, packaging and other treats - all with designer paper. Yes, I'll definitely be using more designer paper in my projects.
Adding Some Color ...
This afternoon, Marie & I attended a session focused on some new coloring techniques. The first project featured the new Pretties kit ... amazing what you can do with a plain white silk flower and the coloring medium of your choice (pastels, ink, watercolor crayons, painters ...)
The next project featured pearls & crystals also from the Pretties kit. And, it features the 'Define Your Life' set (I love definition sets)
Next up: Watercoloring. We used the new 'Fun & Fast Notes' stamp set.
1) Stamp image in Stazon ink.
2) Add a wash of water with a large, flat watercolor brush and flood in a tiny bit of color from the edges of the wet area (we used Soft Sky - a brush dipped into a bit of ink in the top of the lid)
3) Add more color ... again, we used a brush dipped into ink collected in the top of the stamp pad lid. Colors: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy. Be careful not to let your wet colors touch - they'll bleed together.
Here's another image from the same 'Fun & Fast Notes' set:
4) Last Step: Mount on a card with dimensionals for a bit more depth (this is a 3x3 card)
Oooh ... time to go out in the Summer storm (lightening, thunder & rain) to find some food ...