The “blended stains” technique is featured this week in the challenge at Studio L3, from page 45 of Tim Holtz’s book Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 2. This one is surely a hit with me, as I love stains, and I love blending. I seem to be “all about color” at this stage of my life (oh, well, maybe I always was and just never had time to notice until my life coasted into this no-longer-teaching, more-relaxed phase!). This week’s challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
The background stain is made up of several colors, including Broken China. But for the coordinating blue pieces (ribbon, trim, heart), I used one of the newest distress inks, Salty Ocean. This was my first time to use it, and I love it! The Movers and Shapers heart was cut from grunge board. Then I saturated it with a lot of Salty Ocean and heat embossed it with UTEE a couple of times.
Just for fun, I took a quick pic of my work area while this one was in process.
I could say that I chose my coffee mug to match the in-process project, but that could cause the reader to draw certain conclusions about my personality that might or might not be true.