I have been getting exasperated with my yupo paper and alcohol inks last week. Sometimes the ink would drop into circular blobs and spread really well but other times I would just get a blob that didn’t spread at all. I see I will have to experiment a bit more. Sometimes I would get a blob that spread in the centre of the paper but if I used the same ink towards the edge then it wouldn’t spread. I was very careful not to touch the edges with my fingers as I know that can prevent the ink spreading. I tried using the reverse side of the yupo but that wasn’t great. This photo isn’t great – the birthday card is much brighter in real life. It was good fun though.
Turned the card to portrait for this encaustic landscape and I used the more traditional earthy colours again.
This card looks a little bit like the Aurora Borealis over some hills with a bit of reflection in the sea or a loch. I had a touch of silver wax left in my stylus and this mixed with the brown when I was defining the edge of the coast and I like how it turned out.
The sea and sky in this card in real life are much more aqua coloured but neither scanner nor camera would pick out the colours correctly. I normally do the rocks in ponds with dragonflies flying around but this time I wanted it to look more like the sea so I added some birds (seagulls).
I tried to scan just the painting but the scanner didn’t pick up the neon colours so I put it into the card and took a digital photo instead and these colours look almost like the real painting. You still don’t see the subtle shading but the colours are mostly there.
A birthday card for my other niece using brusho for the background and some text stamps and a bird on a twig stamp.
It may not look like your average wedding card but this card is for my niece who has just got married to a lovely guy and I know this is more her style. They look more like elves than fairies as they don’t have wings but I would say they are soul mates.
I have made a few cards along the same theme. Just by using different colours of Brusho with a matching matt you can achieve very different looks using the same stamp.
I have had this warrior stamp for years now and never quite had any ideas on how to use it until now. I masked it out and then stamped the moon over it and just stamped the tree branches afterwords. With just a little shading to make the moon glow.
I did try to make this zentangle pattern random but it is very difficult not to end up making a pattern, not that it would have mattered in the slightest. I shaded in the wide areas rather than the pointy areas just to get a different look. The photo is taken from above and it looks curved because my card wouldn’t lie flat. Instead of black and white I might do this one again in colour next time.