During the morning I caught up with some of my favourite blogs and found several of them showing off wonderful pieces of art for the Saturday Workout Challenge, using Perfect Pearls. I'm a huge fan of these tiny pots of shine so set to work to make an entry. I have never taken part before but as I can't do any scrapping (see post below) I thought I'd make something pretty instead.
I sponged a white card blank with a bit of colour from 3 adirondack dye pads, Eggplant, Cranberry & Lettuce as the card was a little too stark. Then I set it aside while I made my background strip of card using the tin foil distress ink technique. Whilst the inks were still wet I sprayed with a mist of perfect pearls in water to give the whole piece some shimmer. Once dry I stamped lightly in eggplant with my script background stamp. I overstamped top left & bottom right corners in Cranberry & while still wet I painted over some Interference Red Perfect pearls.
I set it all using some hairspray & put it aside while I created my image piece.
I love the watercolour look, but have no watercolour paints. However I find Adirondack dye pads can be effective. I inked up La Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris stamp in several colours of ink (wild plum/eggplant/denim/meadow/lettuce with cranberry) here and there & stamped it onto smooth white card. I immediately brushed the whole image with Interference blue perfect pearls. Once it was all nearly dry i spritzed on just a tiny bit of water to get the inks to run ever so slightly giving a watercolour appearance. I gently sponged over the entire piece a bit of eggplant to make the white look more sky like. (the denim pad was too dark)
Sadly the camera can't pick up the real shimmer of this, but if you click on the picture for a larger view you might see the lower part of the building has a bluish/green appearance.