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June 5, 2012

Life the Life you Dreamed

I was playing around with the Marbled Stains Technique in the Compendium of Curiosities Book #2 and found that it worked much better for me to stamp my images first then add the Distress Stains.  By doing this, it allowed the richness of the images to remain, without becoming blotchy.  Not to mention, it allowed me to place my colors on the paper.  Yes, I'm a bit anal sometimes when it comes to placement of color!

All images are from the Artistic Outpost Kudzu Kafe Plate.  The Kafe and sentiment were stamped in Black on Watercolor paper, then I added the Distress Stains to complete the background.  The girl was stamped in Black Archival on Watercolor paper, then colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, and Mars Graphic Markers.  The WC Pencil was blended with Gamsol, then the image cut out and adhered in place.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Kudzu Kafe
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Card Stock - Watercolor, Black, Blue
Other - Distress Stains, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell WC Pencils/Mars Graphic Markers, Gamsol, Blending Stumps, SAMJ, Non Stick Craft Sheet, Ink Blending Tool

 Thanks for stopping by!


Gerrie Johnnic said...

Lovely, great idea on how to use the stains and enjoy the beauty of the colors.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love the use of the stains! The background came out fabulous! Those images are so terrific!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful background with these images and such a great sentiment.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the way you've colored this!

BarbaraW said...

The marbled stains looks so gorgeous with these images.

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