Hello and a warm welcome to you on this your next stop on the Paper Adventures team blog hop for this month.
Fittingly for January in Australia and the hot hot weather we’re having, this month’s theme is water. Now I’ll admit that at first I really struggled to think of something for this theme – until I went to my stamp shelves and started pulling out any set that is water related, and it turns out there’s quite a lot, as I’m sure you’ll notice while hopping through the team’s creations this evening.
I chose to have a play with the Sea of Textures bundle. I love this set and the super cool octopus in particular, but it has been languishing, neglected, on my shelves for quite a while. So this was a great excuse to get it out and have a play.
For my card I’ve gone with a simple colour scheme of Blueberry Bushel and Whisper White with a touch of Crumb Cake (my favourite neutral).
But it was in creating the background that I really had fun by channelling my inner kindergartener. You too may have made bubble paintings like this when you were a kid. You take a cup of water and add a little dishwashing detergent or bubble mixture and some ink (I used a few drops of Pacific Point re-inker to get the colour I wanted) and then you, or your helpful 8 year old assistant who is just desperate to have a try, blow gently into the mixture with a straw so it bubbles up. Then you place a piece of cardstock over the top and see what patterns you get.
I apologize for the dodgy iPhone at night shots, but hopefully you get the idea. Every time you get different patterns of course. We tried different card types as well. I most liked the softer effect on watercolour paper which is what I used for the background of this card. Shimmery White or Gloss White produce a much more definite pattern with a stronger colour. The fun thing about this technique is that you get a different result every time – so have a play!
Next up on our watery journey is our newest Paper Adventurer, the very talented Lisa. I’m so excited to have her on board (see what I did there?) and can’t wait to see her creation this week. Make sure you keep hopping along to see the whole crew’s watery wonders.
Thanks for stopping by,
Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop January 2019