02 February, 2014

Card: Wild Colour

Saturday I had the opportunity to go to Michael's and pick up a few things. I was technically after the Dylusions sprays because I've been doing some research on them via Pinterest and YouTube and I finally decided to try them. My first sprays after really having no interest in them, but I wanted something water based that wasn't my watercolour set since it's sometimes difficult to get my Crayola set to the right saturation while still remaining drippable. Michael's had their Valentine's embellishments half off, which worked out because there's nothing like these coming in my Gossamer Blue PL kit and I don't have any V-day embellishments. I'm not going to make projects *specific* to one day, especially a day we don't celebrate, but our wedding anniversary is on the 10th so I needed *something*.

When we got home I broke out the sprays and tested them on some manilla tags that I have, just to see how they work. I sprayed my hand, I sprayed my garbage can, but I had fun. And the colour of these Dylusions sprays is *just* what I was looking for. It's intensely vibrant. Add water to it and it moves, but doesn't seem to dilute too much, which is also just what I was looking for. So I went and ordered more to complete my rainbow online. It'll take a while to get here since I cheap out on shipping, but that will give me time to formulate all the things I want to make and to get used to controlling the spraying.
When I was playing with the tags one of the combinations, the turquoise and lime, looked like a tree and its foliage to me. So I took some watercolour paper, made a trunk, and then attempted to spray more foliage. Since I'm new it kinda got everywhere, so I had to bring in a blue Gelato to cover up my mistakes and make a "sky". I then made a ground and picked out a character that I'd already printed to colour and match with the little scene. I'm pretty happy with how this came out and I can't wait to work with these Dylusions sprays again. I'm really enjoying making all these random backgrounds and playing around, but it's still very controlled and purposeful which, really, has been my way of "playing" for my whole life. Fun, but purposeful.

Digital Stamp: Some Odd Girl (Unicorn Mae)
Clear Stamp: Lawn Fawn (sentiment)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Watercolour paper
Gelatos
Dylusions Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise spray
Crayola watercolours
Distress Markers
Gems
Copics Used
Skin: E93/51/50/21/11, BV25
Eyes: V17/15/06
Hair: RV09, V12/06
Outfit: W9/7/5, E84/70/43, YR18/15/12