Hi! Are you ready to learn how to add some sparkle, shimmer and shine to your projects that is quick and easy???! Let’s do this! 🙂
I have tons of friends that love to camp. I, myself, am not a camper (please keep me in your thoughts when I have to go with the Girl Scouts in 2 years *sigh*), but Glamping (Camping + Glamour = hopefully equals no creepy bugs?!)?! THAT I can handle. I knew that the Campout set would be perfect to use for this creation.
First up, I wanted to create a stunning background. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about blue skies, but I really wanted to go super girly on this card, so I decided to make the sky full of purples and pinks. Using some VersaMark Ink (that’s a clear, watermark ink), I stamped some different sized stars from Unicorn and added some white embossing powder to them. Then I hit them with the heat gun.
Next up, Distress Ink time! You can use other inks, but Distress Inks are the easiest method I’ve found to achieve a really awesomesauce background. I started with the dark purple first (Seedless Preserves). I went in a circular motion on the panel and I left a scrap piece under it. I normally ink up, then tap a scrap sheet first, just so there isn’t too much ink on the sponge.
I added Chipped Sapphire next, but I also went back to the Seedless Preserves and blended them both together. I wanted a seamless gradient.
The third color I chose was Milled Lavender. I did the same technique as previously – I went back to the Chipped Sapphire and blended both together, back and forth.
See how those stars resisted the ink? So fab! 🙂
And here is what is so fun about Distress Inks – they react with water! Grab a paintbrush, spray bottle, your hands – whatever – and drop some water on this thing!
And because this is all about Glamping, I added some Shimmer Spray, too. I wasn’t kidding when I said I wanted some shimmer!
OK, and now here comes the crazy part! Are you ready? I used a Wink of Stella shimmer brush to blend with my watercolor pencils instead of water.
What?! Yep. I know, mind – blown. 🙂
Just start to color how you normally would with watercolor pencils. Then, instead of using a water brush or paintbrush with water, use a Wink of Stella brush. It’s just so crazy, it works!
See? I wasn’t making it up! It blends your watercolor pencils and adds a TON of shine to your image!
The camper/glamper was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I had no issues with it smearing or bleeding out. The final image came out exactly how I wanted it to, even after adding loads and loads of glitter on it.
And because I love to mix and match my Sweet sets, I crossed out the “Camper” from the Campout set and added in “Birthday” from the Plan Everyday set. I love being able to stretch my stamps – especially my planner ones. They need as much love as the rest of them, right? So it makes me a happy camper (see what I did, there?) to use them on cards, too.