Monday 1 August 2016

2016 #14 Infusions with I&D Collection {by Alison Hall}

 2016 Topic 14: Colour Mixing

Hi everyone, Alison (craftytrog) here.

Tonight I'd like to share with you a post about colour mixing with PaperArtsy Infusions.

I have all 12 of PaperArtsy's gorgeous little pots of dye stain colour, so I decided to mix them up, and divided them into 4 groups of three, to see how certain colours blended together. I did two samples for each colour combination, spritzing one with plain water, and one with watered down Snowflake Fresco Finish Acrylic. Then I used the results to make a few cards with my favourite PaperArtsy Ink and The Dog stamps.

The Process: So here below are my results from spritzing the Infusions on the left with plain water, and on the right with a solution of half water/half Snowflake Fresco paint

You don't need a lot of granules, just a light dusting of each colour over the card. I used PaperArtsy Smoothy Regular A4 Stamping Card (240 gsm)

I pretty much dried them with a heat gun straight away, but you can get different results if you leave them a bit longer, or let them dry naturally.

A Bit Jaded, Emerald Isle, Golden favourite, Golden Sands looks gorgeous with the turquoise and green!

Are You Cerise, Royal Blood, Lemoncello...this one makes me think of icecream!

Blackcurrant, Sunset Beach, Black Knight...I love the way the walnut crystals are dispersing on this one.

Violet Storms, The Sage, Orange County...Great moody effects here, lots of water spritzed on the left, to get those walnut crystals activated.

I used my results to make some cards. 

Card One: With the first combination (A Bit Jaded, Emerald Isle, Golden Sands), 

I used Petals Plate 1 

...with Tiger Lily and Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink, to create a background. I then stamped the main image onto White Smoothy Card, using Jet Black Archival, and cut it out. I stamped the flower part of the image on the Snowflake spritzed background, using Versafine Onyx Black ink, clear embossed it, and cut it out. I matted the main image and the background onto black card, and layered them up as shown in the photo at the top of my post. I stamped the word 'Flora', then glued my art to a white card blank, and adhered an orange button tied with a piece of string to finish.

Card Two: For this card (Are You Cerise, Royal Blood, Lemoncello)

...with Forget-Me-Not Archival ink to stamp a background onto the water spritzed background. I then stamped the image from... 

...onto the Snowflake spritzed background, with Versafine Onyx Black, clear embossed it, cut it out, and matted onto black card. I adhered this to the centre of my background, stamped 'True Love' in the bottom right corner, matted on black card, and adhered it to a card blank.

Card Three: On my next card (Blackcurrant, Sunset Beach, Black Knight), I used Stone Grey Stazon and Carnation Archival Ink with Mini 44 and the ...

dragonfly from Wings Plate 4

to create a background on the Snowflake spritzed piece. I stamped Little Angel with Jet Black Archival in the bottom right corner, the matted the background onto black card. On the water spritzed piece, I stamped the angel children image with Jet Black Archival, cut it out, matted it onto black card, then glued it to the background. This was then attached to a card blank.

Card Four: For my final card (Violet Storms, The Sage, Orange County), I've used just used the Snowflake spritzed background. I used Forget-Me-Not and Tiger Lily Archival Ink with Mini 44 and Dolls Plate 1 to stamp a background, then matted this onto black card, then adhered it to a white card blank. I stamped the Doll as shown below, with Jet Black Archival, adding a turquoise button tied with string. To finish, I stamped that wonderful phrase from...

 Eclectic Plate 4

Here are my four cards together. 

I'm sure you'll agree that PaperArtsy's Infusions make fabulous, colourful backgrounds. These are just a couple of ways you can use them. There are lots of great samples and ideas on Leandra's Pinterest page HERE. Enjoy your colour mixing! I look forward to seeing your arty entries on the challenge page.
Happy creating!

Alison x

Blog: Craftytrog's Inky Adventures
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Fantastic Alison!!! Not only was it so interesting to see your colour combinations, but the difference spraying the infusions with snowflake acrylic paint mixed into the water versus water on its own!! Fab to see your Ink and the Dog stamps too!! They always make me smile. ~Gillian

We would love to see how you interpret this Colour Mixing topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #14: Colour Mixing, on this page HERE.

All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 

All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Colour Mixing link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Aug 7th 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

love your colour mixing experiments with the infusions.. the end cards are just gorgeous.

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow, the infusions look so good mixed with some Snowflake Alison. Love all of your cards....very inspiring as usual. Xx

Julie Lee said...

What beautiful effects you achieved with the Infusions, Alison! Ink and the Dog and Infusions look like they're made for each other! I love this collection of cards. xx

Miriam said...

Love your experiments Alison - and teh finished cards are fabulous

Lauren Hatwell said...

Some really lovely combinations there Alison and your backgrounds work so beautifully on your completed pieces. Lx

Fliss said...

Great mixing Alison and thanks for the tips - sorely needed as my first attempt was rather muddy!
Gorgeous cards you've created with them.
Fliss xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Fantastic Alison, love the Infusions intrigued to see what you've done with the watered down Fresco paint, great effects
Donna xx

Craftyfield said...

Great backgrounds with the Infusions and it's nice to see the older stamps getting a bit of "airtime".

Anonymous said...

A wonderful tutorial from Alison with beautiful backgrounds and such a great collection of cards.

Unknown said...

Fantastic post Alison! Absolutely love what you've done with mixing up the Infusions and your resulting cards are wonderful.

Lesley Xx

yoursartfully said...

Such a brilliant post Alison. I just love the how you've shown the diversity of Infusions. I've not tried watered down Snowflake to activate the Infusions yet, I really must try it for myself, your results were absolutely brilliant!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderfully informative post Alison and brilliant results!

Lucy x

Mac Mable said...

Wouldn't have thought to spray half with water and half with the snowflake paint. Great idea and fabulous projects ...Thank you x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Beautiful cards Alison, love how you mixed the infusions and those stamps are fab xx