Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SOS230 - Fairy Christmas

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is UFOs - UnFinished Objects.
 I had a bunch of these salted watercolored backgrounds done for ages, just waiting for the right time to be used. Here is how I made them - take a large stamping block and apply 2-3 different shades of ink on it - spray it with water mister and then place your watercolor paper onto it - smoosh it, let it saturate a bit then lift. If you have some dry places on your paper, add a bit more water onto the block and press the paper down again. Play with it until you are happy with the result. Then sprinkle some salt on the still wet paper. If it's too dry and the salt is not melting, spray it with a bit of water from your mister. Let develop and dry.
It's a messy process, but fun, so it's best to create more backgrounds at the same time and then clean up :)
I used Stampin Up and TH Distress inks.
 The little fairies are from Penny Black, they were colored with watercolor pencils and hand cut out.
Challenges:
Penny Black - Anything Goes with a stamp
Pile It On - Anything Winter/ Christmas
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute and Christmassy
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas
Morgan's Art World - Non-traditionl colored Christmas

10 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Those fairies are so cute! Pretty salted backgrounds, too.

lauren bergold said...

HOLY WOW!!! these are GLORIOUS!!!!!!!!!! ♥

Chana said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing the technique...think I will give it a try on a project I am starting today! Your images are too cute!
Hugz,
Chana

Donna said...

Those backgrounds are just lovely! Thanks for sharing your process, will have to give it a try!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful backgrounds super cute fairies. great job.

brenda said...

Great backgrounds Alicia, such depth of colour, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Shirley said...

Gorgeous inked backgrounds Alicia. It makes the fairies stand out beautifully.
Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again soon.

Shirley

Samantha Brooks said...

Gorgeous Cards and I love the technique you have used for the backgrounds. Thank you for joining us at Morgan's ArtWorld.
Hugz
Samantha xx (AngelicBadGirl)

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining out challenge at Morgan's Artworld. Good luck.
Lynn, Morgan's Artworld Creative Team Member

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful creations!Backgrounds are gorgeous!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
Ileanaxx

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