A long time Unity stamp fan, I was thrilled when I heard that Petaloo was teaming up with them! I just loved the way the flowers in my Unity stamp, Wishing You Joy, looked with the Color Me Crazy flowers that I colored in the same way.
First I stamped the image of the flowers on some paper by Simple Stories. Then using some Tim Holtz Distress Inks and water, I painted the flowers in, just letting the color flow like you might see in a watercolor painting. Then I stamped the sentiment and painted the grass. When I brushed the grass color on, I used Peeled Paint, and this time I didn't use any water, just dry brushed it on.
The next step was to color the Petaloo chipboard corner. I first inked it with some Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick for the base color. Then I sprayed Heidi Swapp's spray in Primrose on it to give it some shine. Then I took the sprayer out of the bottle and with my finger flicked it so that small sprays of color landed on my stamped paper. I think that it really worked well with the watercolor feel of the card.
Then I started coloring the flowers. I used a few from the Color Me Crazy All White Recycled Cotton Darjeeling Med/Minis collection. I squirted some water in the tops of the Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink lids and then dipped my paintbrush in it. Then I rubbed my paintbrush in the inks and painted the flowers. I kept building up the color until the flower was covered. At that point, my flowers were pretty wet, so I dryed them with my Ranger heat gun, and fluffed them with my fingers at the same time.
The Color Me Crazy line of flowers are so versatile. Don't be afraid to just test out different inks, sprays, and paint on them. Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!
Petaloo Supplies used:
- Color Me Crazy All White Recycled Cotton Darjeeling Med/Minis
- Color Me Crazy Chipboard Fancy Corners
- Unity Stamps, Wishing You Joy
- Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper collection
- Heidi Swapp Color Shine Primrose
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint
- Memento Ink, Tuxedo Black
- Ranger Heat Gun
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