My fingers are testament to my first attempt with Splitcoaststampers' Mix-Ability Challenge! I love the mixed media look but have shied away from it...until now. Ky's video tutorial was really helpful and even though I didn't have any gesso, I did layer up the colors. I first dabbed 3 "puddles" of distress paint on a paper plate: Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint. I then sprayed what I thought was water in a spray bottle. I must have added some shimmer to it with a previous project and when I dried the CS after "pulling" it through the paints, it had a real glittery look when I angled it to the light! At that point, I decided to pull out my TCW "Starry Starry Night" 5x8 stencil. I put some Picket Fence distress paint on a plate, spritzed it with water, then stippled it over the CS using the stencil. After drying the BG, I added a pennant die cut banner and sequins. I'm also playing along with the Free 4 All Challenge to create a CAS card with a summer image/theme. Blue skies, yellow sunshine and green grass were the color inspirations. Ahhh...there's nothing like sitting out on a clear, summer night watching the stars!
STAMPS: Shining Star (Verve)
PAPER: Pacific Point, White.
INK: Versamark Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES: Pennant Trim die by Verve, Sequins, Distress paints by Tim Holtz.