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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Mandy's Days 4th - 6th


 It's nice to be home and into the mixed media again!

For this double page, there is the use of transparency printing and Inka Gold with stamping

 A little watercolour ship printed out on inkjet transparency.  
It has a rough side and a smooth side.... its the rough side thats printed on and that sets the ink

 Measured out, a rectangle is cut out of the art jounal page

Just a check to see the fit... glittery black washi tape will hold it together

I absolutely LOVE Inka Gold (not to be confused by the colour gold) 
So I thought I'd do a little experiment on the cut out piece of black cardstock as I wanted to do an extention of the watercolour onto the black page.... 
Let's see how this goes....
The colours 'Platinum' and 'Aquamarine' have been used.
I even tried stamping on it using Memento black ink....
 Wasnt overly successful (would have been better in my stamp press!)
But thats okay :)

 So here's how the Inka Gold turned out.  
Gosh is so vibrant against the black ...

I ended up using the experimental stamped images... it doesnt matter to me they arent perfect



This is the back of the reverse side of the transparency, and on the other page, a clustering of photos

I managed to pick up the extra thin washi, and its fabulous for definition and adding interest to a page

Adding in some more Inka Gold Platinum for some journaling spots....

And I found my Jelly Roll black pen glided over it and stayed put, not smudgy.

A bit of a cluttery page,  I really wanted to add all these pics and its worked in a fun way.
Slipping a little tag under one of the photos helps break it up a little and highlights the pic in a way.



This time I've  used some Shimmerz Dazzlerz Dimensional Paste and a star edge punch

 The Dazzlerz is more like a 'mousse' than a paint and its certainly not as vibrant as the Inka Gold metalic rub, however it had a more subtle look to it.
There were two main photos I wanted to highlight for this double spread.
It was Paige's 21st birthday, and one photo is for what we did in the day
The other was what happened for her special dinner that night.
The 'Red-iculous' colour was chosen because the leadlighting in the day photo was pink along with other pink hues and I knew the paste would go on more pink than red (other than its colour name suggests) against the black.  It was a great match.

The night photo had more yellow hues, so chose the 'Lemon Drop' even though the rolled on colour
looked more pale lemony-green, it still worked.

 Along the edge of the page, the little stars worked a treat (also leaving punched out stars to be used on other embellishing :)

It should look great when the next pages are complete and we can see through to them

Some fun little photos line the side over the pink....

Just as the line of photos add to Paige's night on the side :)


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