Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ink Technique with Marcia

Hello Quick Quotes friends! Marcia here to host the blog today.

I have an autumn layout to share with you today that I made with the Quick Quotes Cherry Truffle collection. Squirrels for some reason like me to take their picture. I figure they must because they let me get real close. At this time of year they are always stuffing their faces too. I snapped this little guys photo on a recent trip to Itasca State Park in the Minnesota north woods.

I wanted to bring out the yellow a little more, so I distressed the edge of my photo and applied some Lemonade and Mango Mai Tai Powderpuff chalk ink. It frames the photo nicely. I did the same to the red paper. Here is a peek at the photo edge. You can also see that I used my Biscotti Powderpuff chalk ink on the edge of the vellum.

To embellish my layout, I used the Fall Leaves chipboard pieces. I wanted textured leaves, so I started by painting some gesso on my chipboard pieces. I applied more gesso in some places. After it was dry I painted the pieces with some brown acrylic paint. On the leaves, I then applied some Lemonade and Mango Mai Tai Powderpuff  chalk ink. I love how they turned out, textured with muted colors.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Powderpuff chalk ink in Lemonade, Mango Mai Tai, Mocha Mama, Biscotti

Other supplies:
Core'dinations cardstock
Liquitex Gesso
Americana acrylic paint
bakers twine
Helmar V2 vellum adhesive
Alphabet stickers - Doodlebug Teensy Type in Bon Bon
Imaginisce D-Stress tool

I hope you will give photo distressing a try, and remember to use those powderpuff inks to add some color.

See you next time!
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Karen M. G. said...

Cute Fall layout. I like how you textured your chipboard leaves with gesso, and framed the squirel.

Ruth said...

I like the pop of yellow throughout the page. Very nice.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Even though I do not like Squirrels, one died in between our Pink Panther in the attic above my walk-in closet, I like your wonderfully embellished Autumn scrapbook layout.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Barb Craft said...

This layout it beautiful! I love the way you colored and used the chipboard leaves and it was a brilliant idea to use the leaf outline around the squirrel!

barb :)

Jan Hennings said...

Great technique and so pretty!