For the background I inked up various Hero Arts stamps with Ranger distress inks and spritzed them with water before stamping on watercolor paper. I have found the kind of watercolor paper you use really does make a difference - I've been getting good results with Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper from the 400 series. After I was pleased with the colors and images in the background I added a sky by picking up some tumbled glass distress ink with a Zig BrusH2O (detailer tip) and adding it to the bg. You have to be so careful not to touch the stamped images as the water will "wake up" those distress inks and cause a muddy mess :( On another piece of watercolor paper I embossed Hero Arts F5377 Thoughtful Bunny in black. After creating a palette with distress reinkers and using my Zig brush I colored him in. The edges of all pieces were inked with antique linen and walnut stain distress inks before assembly.
I've never been a big fan of coloring. Copics and prismas -eh. But give me some distress inks and water and I'm in love :) And you betcha I've got some of those new distress markers on order - LOL!
Materials Used: Hero Arts: H5312 Silhouette Burst, S5316 Silhouette Grass, CL428 Earth Flowers, CL498 Celebrate Everyday (sentiment); Ranger distress inks: spun sugar, worn lipstick, tumbled glass, peeled paint, tea dye, walnut stain, antique linen; Hero Arts eggshell layering paper (base card); A Muse gingham pp; May Arts ribbon; American Crafts button; Nestie
Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! My dh husband is 100% Polish so our Easter morning will include a simple brunch of polish sausages, eggs and placzak (a type of coffee cake). My mother-in-law has to travel to a market in Buffalo, NY called the Broadway Market to get the food and all of us look forward to this yearly treat :)