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!
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....
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....