Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Woodware: Painting the Pansies with Pinterest

Each month this year, one of the Woodware designers have been selected to choose a theme for one of the weeks. My choice is "Inspired by Pinterest" as it is one of my favorite sources for inspiration. Just take a look at this amazing watercolor below! Wonderful vibrant colors with lovely, watery effects.

Artist Linda Virio on Pinterest
My version is more on the cute side, but I loved the idea of the House Mouse Designs® critter painting the pansies! I figure that magic would have to have a part in the process, as depicted by the swishes of Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter Mix applied with a glue marker. Before I reached that point, here's how I created the  background...

Using the Stampendous Creative Palette, I placed a few drops of Dreamweaver Color Solutions Alcohol Inks in Cosmo Pink, Iceberg, Lemoncello, and Pumpkin on the surface, added several drops of the blending solution, and used a can of "air" (purchased in an office supply store) to move the colors around. I placed a panel of Stampendous Mixed Media White Cardstock over the inks to pick up the colorful swirl. You need to move quickly as the inks can dry quickly, but you can re-wet them with more blending solution. The solution is also perfect for  cleaning the surface of your palette. There will be staining, but it will be transparent.

Once the panel was dry, the House Mouse Designs® Painting Pansies was stamped in black ink, and a bit of coloring with watercolor pencils and a waterbrush on the design to bring it all together. A fun button and ribbon for embellishment and a quick stamping of the sentiment from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Life Words complete the card.

Don't forget that the entire team are playing with my theme this week. I can hardly wait to see what they'll come up with! Check each day on the Woodware blog.

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