Birthdays should always be this exciting and colorful, don’t you think? When I started this project I only had the base with the striped dsp setting on top. I wasn’t sure at all what was going to come next.
I didn’t know how I was going to tie these bold colors together, and I wasn’t even sure they went together. But as always, I stuck with it. I decided to do a simple water color background with the two ink colors. Sounds simple enough, right? I stamped in versamark ink and then brushed my paper with plenty of clean water. I started with melon mambo in one corner and added a bunch of tempting turquoise in the other. As I went back and forth some fun things started to happen. I liked some of the mixing, but decided it was enough. I dripped some clean water here and there to push color around and give a different look and ended up with quite a bit of water pooling.
Instead of dabbing it off with some paper towels I let it stay. I took the heat tool to it and began to heat set the color. The extra water and color around the edges started to activate and mix the inks even more. I chased the ink around the edges of the image until it had all soaked in or dried up. I was left with a really fun look that I don’t know if I could duplicate it again if I tried. I will have to try though, because I love the look of it! How fun!
Have a creative day!