This is a super fun and quick technique. I was able to achieve several different looks with one load of ink and water.
Begin with a piece of freezer paper and circle stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. Lay the stencil onto the freezer paper. Using Tea Party, Sun Kissed, Sea Kiss, and Pink Sprinkles inks, (I've chosen complimentary colors-looking to create new colors when they blend ;)) randomly spritz the stencil roughly three to four times with each color. Once you're satisfied with the look, spray each section with water and watch the magic happen! The water "extends" the Smooch Spritz (the colors still remain vibrant and shimmery) and allows for "bleeding" to occur.
Not wanting to waste ink, I grab a few pieces of watercolor paper and begin "lifting." I laid a couple of pieces on top of the stencil while it was still on the freezer paper-achieving really blended images. The more I lift, the more defined the image becomes.
This is the final image I decided to go with; I got this particular image by taking the stencil off the freezer paper and laying it on the paper...pushing down on the areas that I wanted the most color. That's it!
Clearsnap Supplies: Other Supplies:
- The Crafter's Workshop Circle template
- Canson 140lb watercolor paper
- Teresa Collins "Fabrications" printed cardstock
- Dictionary text
- Manila shipping tags
- Canvas drop cloth
- Polar Bear Press chipboard letters
- Washi Tape
- Freezer Paper