SCS Mix Ability Challenge: Monochromatic Motorcycle
Sometimes it's fun just to create for your own personal enjoyment...no deadline...just to challenge yourself! Today was one of those days. I frequently check out the challenges on Split Coast Stampers and play along with I have the chance. Today I noticed an interesting Mix Ability challenge..."Aack! Black!" There were suggested ways to go with this, and a wonderful tutorial for each of these created by Dina Kowal. I went with the stamped in black and all coloring and shading must be done with black. It was a challenge for someone who loves color as much as I do, but it was fun to concentrate on where the shading and lighting would be. I picked the perfect image for this...Stampendous' new Cling Motorcycle Elements. Stamped in Black Memento ink, heat set the ink, and then smearing some of the same ink on a clear block, I used my waterbrush to pick up the amount of color and wash that I needed. Dina had done this clever thing with ink through a piece of drywall mesh tape for added texture. Since there is always a pile of Dreamweaver stencils on my workspace, I smeared some Noir Mixed Media ink on the clear block, spritzed it with water, and daubed the wash through my Houndstooth stencil around the edges. There was still a bit of mottled ink on the block, so I used that to daub directly around the edges of my panel. I kept with the monochromatic theme that I was going with in my ribbon by May Arts, black and silver grommets, and the black card base.