I hope you all had a great week - I'm so glad the weekend is here! I was playing around in my studio this week and wanted to do some cool backgrounds. I love the color palette of the Ranger Color Wash sprays, but I wanted lighter tones, and an idea was born. I've always been a fan of combining different colors of the same product, but started wondering how I could combine different products as well. All products are available (or will be very soon!) at Simon Says Stamp. Here's what I came up with...
I started with the darkest of the color wash sprays, espresso, and combined it with the picket fence distress stain.
I started by applying a generous amount of the picket fence stain to my craft sheet.
Then sprayed the espresso color wash over top of the stain.
Pressed a manila tag into the mixture and "scooched" it around a little bit.
Here's the result after one pressing. Cool, right?
Then I lightly pressed random areas of the tag into the leftover inks/sprays to get some random spotting.
Did the same thing using cranberry color wash spray and picket fence distress stain.
Then I thought... color wash sprays are reactive with water, just like distress inks, so I spritzed some water over the whole tag hoping to get some watermarks.
Here's another combination - sailboat blue color wash and picket fence distress stain. This is just from ONE pressing.
Then I combined dusty concord distress stain with bubblegum pink dylusions ink spray.
Here's the result after one pressing. Nice, but a little boring, right? Keep dipping and dripping...
And you get this...
And, finally, I combined mustard seed distress stain with postbox red dylusions spray inks.
I think this is my *favorite* !!! I used the back of a previous experiment tag that had lots of blue, and the edges still show, and I *love* that! Did some water splatters on this as well.
So... if you're stuck for a new color combo, don't limit yourself to one product line - mix it up! These tag backgrounds are now ready for stenciling, stamping, doodling, etc. Hope you have a chance to play this weekend! Let me know what you think!