Well, what a change in the weather from yesterday which was a fabulous sunny day with a lovely breeze to keep it comfortable and I got to give the garden some much needed tending. Not so today.......it's absolutely chucking it down with rain which I might add wasn't supposed to get here till later today but it's been here since this morning :-(. Ah well, silver linings and all that .......I've given myself the afternoon off to play, lol, and so far I've made an entry to the lovely Chocolate Baroque Challenge.
I created a card using Brushos, bleach and an image from the Pretty Birdcage set of stamps.
I sprinkled tiny amounts of Brushos onto a sheet of smooth water colour paper and spritzed gently with water. When they had reacted to my liking I dried it off with the heat tool and set it to one side. I then took another piece of water colour card with more texture, sprinkled small amounts of Brushos onto my craft mat and liberally spritzed with water. I then placed my card face down onto the mat and allowed the paint to soak into it. I tried not to move it around too much as I didn't want the colours to blend completely.
When it was dry I stamped the image onto this textured card using black Archival ink and heat set it. I then used bleach to paint out the colour on my chosen areas. As with inks I found there are some colours that don't quite bleach out completely but that's ok, it adds to the interest I think. I cut the image out and mounted it onto a coordinating coloured card and cut round it leaving a thin border. I cut a 14.5 cm square from the first Brusho piece, edged it with a marker and stuck it to a 15 cm square card base, then adhered the image, stamped the sentiment and finally, gave a little resin bird the Treasure Gold treatment and stuck that on too.
There's still a week to go on the challenge if you fancy having a go and the winner (chosen by Mr Random. org) gets a lovely £15 voucher to spend on some beautiful Chocolate Baroque stamps!
Off to do the link up.