Happy Monday! We had such a beautiful weekend here - Spring is coming folks! :) Another good thing is that I was able to get to the craft store, use my 40% off coupon and buy some gesso so that I could participate in the Mix Ability Challenge #6 on Splitcoaststampers! This technique was so much fun, totally fun to play with "artsy" supplies!
I thought that mixing the gesso technique with Kitchen Sink Stamps would make a pretty card and I think it did!
I started with a page from a vintage Primer that I purchased for $1 a few weeks ago. I gave it two thin-ish layers of gesso because I wanted the print to peek through. Then I used the script stamp from 3 Step Letters from the Past (from Kitchen Sink Stamps) and colored directly on the stamp using 2 pink Gelatos. I then spritzed it with water and stamped - pretty! I stamped the rose from 3 Step Hearts and Roses (also KSS) using the ink recipe below but on the last step I spritzed it lightly with water . . . which then made my layers blend together - lol! So, I dried it a bit and restamped layers 3 and 4. After I stamped the leaves and the sentiment I did give it a quick spray of a sealer, just in case.
Rose Ink Recipe: Step 4 - (Rich Razzleberry) SU!, Step 3 - (Rhubarb Stalk) Memento, Step 2 - (Rhubarb Stalk), Step 1 - (Lady Bug Red) Memento
I love trying new things and this is something I will definitely be doing again! I've been taking a couple of mixed media online courses and learning a TON! I'll start showing you some of the things I'm doing soon, it's been a wonderful experience!
Don't you forget to visit the other Kitchen Sink Stamps Crew members and I hope you have a wonderful Monday!
Cardstock: (Sahara Sand) SU!, vintage book page, Stamps: (3 Step Hearts and Roses, 3 Step Letters From the Past) Kitchen Sink Stamp, Ink: (Rich Razzleberry) SU!, (Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug Red, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, Black) Memento, Accessories: (Seam Binding) The Cat's Pajamas, (Pearls) Want2Scrap, Tools: (Nestabilities) Spellbinders, (Gesso) Liquitex, (Gelatoes) Faber Castell