Beautiful effects can be hard work – layer upon layer you build up a beautiful mess that becomes a masterpiece in the end. It takes time and patience to achieve a striking effect.
Today I am sharing how I used a variety of products to create layers of shine on top of each other for a spectacular finish.
You will need a stencil, texture paste and a palette knife.
Work on any piece of cardstock – I used a scrap piece from my stash. Apply a nice even and smooth layer of texture paste through the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil and leave the paste to dry.
For the layering of the colour you will need Walnut ink crystals, 2 colours of pigment powder and All Purpose ink (not pictured).
Add a small amount of pigment powders onto a palette.
Use a paint brush loaded with water, mix the powder into a thin paste and apply the lightest colour of shimmer first over selected areas of your stencilled pattern.
Then repeat the process with your second darker colour of pigment.
Dip a clean paint brush into the All Purpose Ink and paint over the wet pigment areas.
Create a small hole in the top of your Walnut ink crystal’s protective covering once you have removed the cap. Shake a small amount of crystals onto your project.
Mist the crystal with water and leave it to react naturally.
Lift your art work and let the inks flow together to create an interesting effect. Leave it to dry naturally.
Once dry add a few embellishments and see how your layers of shimmery goodness makes for an interesting work of art.
- ADCO 724866 Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigments (12 piece set, 10ml)
- ADCO 724868 Anna Griffin Texture Paste – Gloss Finish (250ml)
- TAPI-075 All-Purpose Ink – Black Pearls
- TWI-001 Walnut Ink Crystals
- ADCO 724888 Anna Griffin 8×8 Stencil – Secret Garden
- Other: metal star, pearl, adhesive, palette, palette knife, paint brush