Wednesday 12 July 2017

Paperartsy Aqua Challenge

I bought some new craft goodies yesterday, mainly dylusions inks and distress oxides, so I decided to spend the evening trying them out and decided that the challenge - Aqua - over at Paperartsy at the moment would be perfect.

I started off by blending cracked pistachio and broken china distress oxides on some white cardstock. Then I sprayed some polished jade dylusions through a paperartsy stencil but I didn't really get the effect I wanted so I went back over the stencil with some more broken china ink. I quite like the halo effect it's given to some of the circles. I then stamped with some turquoise archival straight onto the background with some free stamps from a magazine. I'd found these adorable wooden pieces when I was craft shopping and thought they'd be perfect; the branch is painted with stone and claret frescos for a pop of colour. The bird was painted with claret, crackle and mermaid but it didn't really work so I overheated the paint with my heat tool so it bubbled then added some patina guilding wax over the surface. The sentiment is from the Dina Wakley stamp set scribbly birds.

I had lots more fun making backgrounds last night so will hopefully have a few more projects to show in the near future!


  1. I love the contrast between the aqua and the claret colour. Lovely. C x

  2. Wonderful background Emma! Love your creation. Xx

  3. This is lovely, emma, wonderful oriental feel to it,

    Lucy x

  4. This is fabulous, I love this Dina sentiment xx

  5. Oh I really love those ink colours together! Its very nocturnal looking and almost like moonlight shining through dome of the lighter patches! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining our challenge! Leandra

    1. Thanks Leandra! Now you say it I totally see what you mean about the moonlight!