Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Tall Version of Power Poppy

The Power Poppy blog has issued a new year challenge:  create a tall card AND do something new.  All but one of my Power Poppy images are digi stamps; my first purchase was the beautiful "Lavender" set.  The card is 4x7 (a "grafted" result to achieve that height), and the technique is one I recently read in the European "Craft Stamper" about using Distress Micro Glaze with Distress Inks. It involves painting the stamped image (on watercolor paper)  with Distress Inks and then applying the micro glaze over the areas you wish to retain their color.  Once all is painted and glazed, color is applied to the layer by smearing ink on a craft sheet, misting it, and pressing the painted piece into the ink ---an old technique with Distress Inks. (Now to create an envelope that fits!)



6 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

I absolutely love this, Evelyn!
Looks very much like watercolors to me, and I just love that look.

Leslie Miller said...

Ooooh, I love this set, and such an interesting technique with a great result. You aced this challenge, Evelyn. My card was 8" and I had to make an envelope for it. Darn designer paper kept splitting! Better luck to you.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So beautiful, and what a fun technique!! Love how you highlighted the Lavender and sentiment! So glad you joined our Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge this month!!

Tish said...

This is beautiful and very delicate, Evelyn..It is springy like. Are you ready for spring now??

Hope all is well up there and you are keeping warm. We finally got a bit of cold here.
Tish

Stacy Morgan said...

Lovely water coloring, so very soft and pretty. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Evelyn, what a beautiful card, and I love the technique you've used. I have some of the glaze and will definitely have to try it. This is gorgeous, and congratulations on being "spotlighted" on today's Power Poppy blog post. I can see why! Hugs!