October 7, 2017

Guardalavaca Beach

Hi there!

I'm up today with a mixed media layout featuring Infusions Coloured Stains from PaperArtsy.

The coloured stains are pretty fun to use.  They are made up of dye colour pigment with small amounts of walnut stain mixed in.  They are water soluble and can be used in many different ways: stamping, stencils, watercolouring, etc. 

For this page, I sprayed the background page first, then sprinkled the Infusions in Olive Tree and Green Man.  The minute the powders hit the water, they start to dissolve and the colour blends.  The walnut stain dissolves more slowly, but to control the brown colour, I heated the solution with my heat gun.  If you want a darker colour, you can add more water and powder.

I didn't have an infusion in blue, so I added a bit of Gelato in Boysenberry and Blueberry mixed with water. It blended very well with the Infusions.

Once the background was complete, I started layering some very old Glitz Design papers under the photo and embellished with some very old Paper House chipboard and some new Carta Bella Transatlantic diecuts. You know I love mixing new with old!

As usually happens with mixed media, most of it is covered up with the photo and embellishments, but I love the effect of it just peeking out.

Thanks for looking!


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