Thursday, 11 June 2015

Discolouration at Let's Get Arty

This month at Let's Get Arty  they have a challenge that I found a little tricky I really had to put my thinking cap on, but I think I did it justice.

For the challenge you had to use Discolouration. I needed to make a colour strong and then reduce the pigment so it was faded and stained. The perfect product to achieve this look were my distress inks.


The photos above are the start of my process. I first covered my mixed media paper with Vintage Photo ink, using the ink pad straight onto the paper. The second photo is after I have wiped it back. I did this stage a couple of times trying to get the desired result.

The photos below are my final back ground. I did the process in the above photos and rub the ink off but not quite as much and then I splashed water, and added a little bit of archival ink around the edges and then the heat embossed image in the middle.

 

I used a Stampin' Up punch to create the flower which I then coloured with my gelatos and big brush pen. The stem is hand draw again with a big brush pen.


 I never have any idea how my designs are going to turn, this one is simple but effective. The pop of red against the browns really works.

Happy Creating

11 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous background, Deena. Love the effect of the water splashes. The pop of red looks wonderful as does the addition of the twine. Thanks for joining in with us at Let's Get Arty.

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment Deb, this challenge made me think but I really enjoyed it.

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  2. The background is beautiful and original, and a red flower fits perfectly here:) Thank you for playing in with us at Let's Get Arty.

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    1. Thank you for popping past OriBella

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  3. Ooooh Deena, I love this!! Yes the pop of red against the brown simply works! Really enjoyed reading your process of creating your background too! Love the script writing in the background too! Thanks for playing along with Let's Get Arty

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    1. Thank you Mandy, I really appreciate the time that you have taken to read my post and leave a comment. I am really having fun with your challenges and cannot wait to play again

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  4. Very beautiful and original work. Thank you for playing in with us at Let's Get Arty

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    1. Thank you Ludkasz for the kind comments and for popping past

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  5. Oh this is fabulous Deena! I love how you've created such a beautiful project with such an interesting technique. Go you!

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    1. Thank you Heather, you comment means a lot x

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  6. Your background is amazing Deena, you rocked the discolouration challenge! Your red poppy really 'pops' on your background, love the addition of the twine also. thank you for playing along with us at Let's Get Arty :)

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