This fortnight's assignment at Shopping Our Stash is a fun one, providing you are dressed appropriately, lol. We want you to get out those fabulously messy stash items we all love: glitter, paint, pigment powders, liquid or spray or alcohol inks... so put on an apron and have some fun!
I like quite a few types of messy media: ColorBursts, of course, and my Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks and Gloss Sprays; but I had a specific person in mind for whom I wanted to make a birthday card, so I decided to go with gel printing! When Stephanie was here last year, she had a brilliant idea for re-stocking our nearly depleted stashes of beloved Basic Grey semi-solid-color papers, by essentially pulling prints that were mostly one color of paint, with a just little grungy residue from whatever the last color and.or pattern was. Since then, I've done the same thing with various paints and inks and it's become a go-to technique. My diecut poppies and leaves are made from a dark green and a pink + red version. Of course, once you've got the plate and paints out, you might as well rock the stencils too, so I've incorporated a print with every shade of green imaginable that used several stencils. I honestly didn't like it on it's own, but as a frame, it's pretty cool! The yellow circle with stenciled leaves is a leftover from a gel printing class I taught at Paper Anthology last year, in which we practiced adding multiple layers, on successive pulls, one stencil at a time.
Hop on over to SOS and check out the beautiful messes embraced by my DT sisters, then start plotting what you will make this time! ♥