This is the result of spraying a sheet of paper with all four of the Cosmic Shimmer Mists I bought the other day. Individually the colours are quite bright and strong, but sprayed on top of each other a much more subdued effect is achieved. The camera hasn't captured the lovely lustre the sprays have. I used Peacock Green, Midnight Blue, Red Firefly and Golden Mint.
Yesterday I played with more of my birthday treats and began by making these coloured background papers using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks and sponging them onto the paper.
This is the largest stamp I have ever used and it takes a bit of practice to get a perfect image. The colours of the background have not come out accurately and appear a bit bland here. I love the stamp.
This is another large stamp and it has worked perfectly for me here, so I must be getting better at it! It's a bit of a cheat as it's a complete scene and needs no further decoration.
I was trying to create a little country scene here using several different stamps and all was going quite well until I forgot to check that there was no ink around the edge of the very small stamp I was using for the tufts of grass. Of course it smudged and ruined everything. I shall try again and want to draw in a few lines to help suggest the sense of distance between the small trees and the large one, and the foreground. I shall use this to practice on.
Two more that didn't make the grade. Watching demonstrators using rubber stamps it all looks so easy but like so many things, there is more too it than meets the eye. I'm supposed to be getting on with textiley things and not playing with rubber stamps so progress may be slow and erratic as I buckle down to produce at least a couple of pieces of work for the next group exhibition.