Friday, January 18, 2013

Do you always know what Road to take?

So sometimes (no lots of times) I feel "artsy" but really don't have anything in particular in mind to work on.  So I just gather supplies and see where they lead me!
So this post is about just that!
This is where I started...With a blank canvas board!
Taking each color and spraying a good amount in a "pool" then lifting my canvas to watch it run down.  Then repeated with each color.
Then I spritzed with water and watched the color "move" or "wick out"
can I say ....loveeeee!
Then heat to dry.  Then I took a random map from an atlas and spritzed it with several colors as well and dryyyy.
Then tear your map in places to distress and use Distress inks with ink tool to cover entire map for that very vintage, worn look.  Notice you still see color!  Using glossy accents glue in place. (no I didn't cover top of map with glossy accents, just back)
Then after all that is dry spritz water in hand and "flick" onto background, you will see lots of movement in the inks.  DRY!
So I see a small piece of burlap and figure...why not? So to my inks I go, but the key here is to spritz one side with various colors, dry, but USE the other side.  That way some of the natural burlap shows too. Just tasty love!
So I find some embellies...but not the right color.  What's a girl to do? Ink it of course!
Alcohol inks work great on metal. So if its not the right color, change it!
So now for some plastic letter tiles I found while thrifting.  Not the right colors but you guessed it....alcohol inks to the rescue again.
Next, us Distress inks, with ink blending too with foam and ink your favorite colors.   Then stamp an image that you choose with black soot distress ink, now tear the top and bottom, then ink over the entire tag with one of the brown distress inks to "distress" the entire tag.  Then I covered the entire tag with Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Can you see the crackles....LOVEEEE!
Now start putting all of your components together the way you want.  As you can see I added some more embellishments and some random stamped background textures to mine for added dimension. Just go with it...there is no wrong or right way.
Here are some images of my finished product. 
NOTE;....Notice the "window" on my letter tiles, that is done using the ink blending solution after I inked it.  took a q-tip and lightly removed the ink to expose the letter.  Remember Ink blending solution is to alcohol inks like nail polish remover is to nail polish.
Take the Colorful Road (hard to see in pics)
So From the start to the finish my product looks totally different but I loved the way it came out.  I had no idea what direction I was going or where I was headed but I just worked until I felt it was done.  I love using different textures and products.  And I love how it's still colorful but plays on my grungie/vintage side.
so just can make color look vintage so TAKE THE COLORFUL ROAD!
Linking with:
A Mommy's Blog Design Friday Blog Hop
Sunny Simple Sundy - Sunny Simple Life
Nifty Thrifty Sunday - Nifty thrifty Things
A Round Tuit - Creating my way to Success
Make The Scene Monday - Alderberry Hill
Inspire Me Monday - Create with Joy
Masterpiece Monday - BoogieBoard Cottage


  1. I love how this picture turned out!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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