08 September 2013

Smitten....with colour!

Hello!
I've been playing with my acrylic inks again! Each time I get them out for a play I'm always amazed at the deep vibrancy of colour they give... I'm sure you could do subtle if you wanted, but this time let's go for bold!
I started off by painting my 6 x 6 inch chipboard panel with gesso. This gives a surface for the inks, if they went onto plain chipboard they would just soak straight in! Giving a white base not only makes the colours pop, it gives that coating for your surface so the inks can be moved around and blended. Once the gesso was dry, I used  texture paste through a stencil to give me some more interest. Once the white base is dry, you can start in with the colour!
I've used a mixture of brands here, Daler Rowney 'silver pearl',  Dr P H Martins Bombay Inks in turquoise and aqua, and Liquitex deep violet. I dripped colour onto a craft sheet, then used a small sponge to dab,wipe and smear the inks across the background....
I also swiped a baby wipe across the colour in places, this removes some of the colour and gives a shabby look. This works especially well over the raised, stencilled areas!
Once I'd used the bright colours, I gently added the silver pearl to highlight. Difficult to see in the pics, but the silver gives a really nice shimmery sheen!
Stamping next..... I've used the dots and chicken wire from the Bo Bunny distressed textures set, and the alphabet and tiny grid from a couple of Jenni Bowlin sets.
Ranger Archival ink stamps beautifully over the acrylic ink! You may also notice some splats there... they're the silver pearl ink, flicked on with a paintbrush.
My heart is made from clay,  it's been painted with the violet ink and a few dots of the silver ink. A chit chat sticker to finish....
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Trish xxxx




11 comments:

Helen said...

What a beautiful result - I love the colours... and need to investigate acrylic inks.. poor bank account!

clare said...

Fabulous, gorgeous colours.

Sarah Dunkley said...

Stunning result! xx

massofhair said...

Never heard of Acrylic Inks but have some India Ink. You've made them look very appealing:-)

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that's gorgeous, love the colours.

snazzyoriginal said...

Stunning, love the colours and textures. Have some acrylic inks but haven't used them, need to now!

butterfly said...

What a glorious combination of colours and textures.
Alison x

whyducks said...

Lovely!

Emma Dawson said...

Really gorgeous! I love the colours and all the different patterns.

Emma x

Caroline said...

Oh My Gosh, how stunning????
Breathtaking Trish, truly!! May have to invest in some inks as sooo vibrant, almost ethereal... A place where fairies would live. Or is that just me?? :)))

Kate Robertson said...

Beautiful. Love the colors.