Friday, January 22, 2016

Mountain and Ocean Direct to Paper Technique

While surfing Pinterest I ran across a fun and easy direct to paper tutorial by Michelle Zindorf.

Since I didn't have all the inkpads Michelle used, I improvised.
On my first card, I used Stampin' UP's so saffron.
Then I sponged some distress spun sugar on top of that for my sky.
Also used spun sugar on my paper ribbon.
Used distress stormy sky and salty ocean for the mountain
broken china for the bottom of the page.
Added distress mowed lawn at the bottom on top of the broken china, 
then a little distress black soot on top of everything at the very bottom.
I stamped the SU Nature Walk  and clear Dimensions Happy Birthday
in Versafine black onyx ink.

This card for my son-in-law was made pretty much the same as above.
I switched to distress scattered straw for my sky.
A friend suggested I make the Nature Walk stamped image less bold
so I used an old Versafine inkpad that was dry. 
Otherwise I would have just stamped off once before applying.
I like how this looks. What do you think?

I changed the colors a little on my third card, continuing with the scattered straw for the sky.
Used distress peacock feathers for the mountain
tumbled glass for the ocean
rusty hinge instead of the green at the bottom
and vintage photo instead of black soot at the bottom edges.
The Stampscapes frond #3 was stamped multiple times with pine needles, 
stamping off a few times to vary the intensity of color.
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