I don't know about you, but I'm currently craving warmer weather! I know I'll kick myself when it's 110 degrees...I really don't like to sweat! Haha! I thought I would create some warm inspired cards!
Okay! So for some supplies I gathered a piece of glossy cardstock, an acetate sheet, Distress Micro Glaze and a blender, water, and Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks.
I started by smooshing some Salty Ocean Oxide ink onto the acetate and spritzing it 3 or 4 times with water. I didn't want too much water because I didn't want to completely cover my cardstock with ink. I wanted to control where the ink went.
I pushed the acetate onto the cardstock and this is the result when I lifted it up! Without adding more water I smooshed the remaining ink on the acetate over my cardstock to give it a spatter appearance.
I did the same thing with Faded Jeans Oxide ink....
And then again with Seedless Preserves Oxide ink.
I also used the same 3 colors of ink to spatter ink all over my cardstock. The above photo is what I had after all the inking was complete. You can see how chalky the oxide inks look. I'm not a huge fan of the chalky ink, but if you are you could stop here and add your images and sentiment. I love how Distress Micro Glaze reacts with Oxide inks on glossy cardstock and brightens up the colors! All I did was dip the blending foam into the glaze and blend it over the cardstock.
Check out the difference! I love it! Everything brightens and you can clearly see all the different layers!
I colored up some summertime images from the Summer Vibin' stamp set with my Staedler pens and blended out the color with water for a watercolored look.
For the sentiment I white heat embossed a couple of sentiments from one of my favorite stamp sets - Sparkle.
Thanks for joining me!