These are the results of playing, I used a High Solid Gel
as I didn't have the regular.
My first ATC also shows the other way I use the gel, around the corners
is some texture, I highlighted it with Treasure Gold, well it's great for rust
techniques as well, it's playsand mixed with the gel, because the gel stays in place
you can really make the texture stand out, I have a tutorial for this when
I use Paperartsy paints and stamps to make a hot air balloon, but it won't be
on here until the 7th August :-)
Here you can really see the sand texture.
I just love the swirls, I did this with a scrapper tool.
I love this picture, it really shows the eyes and makes it spooky,
I also love how the gel picked up some blood orange on my mat while
I was adding the treasure gold, it lands right in the corner of the eye,
I meant to do that really!!!! lol
It is a bit bright compared to the above lol.
Now I wanted to use my pens to give a really cool background where you
keep adding pen then water to get it to cling to the edges of the gel, but
after 3 tries I realised that I hadn't used water paper, so I couldn't do any
more without the ATC falling apart so I added a final layer of limelight and water
dripping down into some areas.
You can see how the watercolour looks when it grabs the edges, I really
love how it does this.
Another favourite with me (which I have just finished doing a step by step with
dylusions and this technique so will be on the blog shortly) is to
use my Dylusions to spray through a stencil, let it dry, then make sure your
stencil is clean and put back into place and add the gel.
Because the underneath is reactive to wet medium, the gel
absorbs the colour underneath give a gorgeous glazed look, plus seals it as well.
Here you can see in the left corner where there wasn't any spray so it stayed clear.
Right I better be off, I go camping next Saturday so my usual Paperartsy Sunday play day will be in the week if I have time, but I can't wait to camp as we will have internet and I'm planning lots of rest while catching up with everyone as I have been so busy I haven't had the time, all my spare time has been playing in my craft room, so I really do apologise and will come and see what you have all been up to while camping.
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx
Both ATC's -
Paperartsy Fresco - snowflake
Golden High Solid Gel
Paperartsy stamp for ATC back - MN32
Artful Bloom ATC -
Paperartsy Fresco - pansy, limelight, blood orange
Paperartsy Stencils - PS006
Paperartsy Stamps - ELB03,04
Paperartsy Grunge Flower 3 die
Caran d'Ache Fibralo - 185 - 220,210,249,245
Treasure Gold - brass, green amber
Archival jet black
Mod Podge mold
Locked Inside My Own Head ATC
Paperartsy Fresco - brown shed, cinnamon
Paperartsy Stamps - Urban snapshots stage lights, Eclectic 6
Tim Holtz stencil - stripes
Treasure Gold - onyxite, copper
Archival potting soil
Distress Ink - gathered twigs, antique linen
Stampendous alphabet stamps