I was always attracted by Lynne Perrella's style and when I saw the current topic I imagined different kinds of background to play with and to fill with all these beautiful stamps. And for me the best way to put together all the backgrounds created, is a junk journal that allows me to play with different shapes and substrates...and freedom.
I'm in my comfort zone creating backgrounds, especially those in which the colours do most of the work. As the topic was "Splosh" I decided to play with Alcohol Inks on three surfaces: white cardstock, photo paper and vellum.
I put some drops of Alcohol Inks and isopropanol to dilute. If you know Alcohol Inks, you also know that the blending solution is a must have to create more interesting effects, but also isopropanol allows you to achieve great results (cheaper ;) ).
With a brayer I applied a layer of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Snowflake ( FF15 ).
Then I put white cardstock on it, 'massaging' gently and firmly and pulled the print with satisfying result. It left the gelli plate clean-ISH, yes because using Alcohol Inks, especially yellow colours, will stain the Gelli Plate as you can see in the photo below, but it doesn't ruin it and it does not affect its use.
With the same technique and different shapes of gelli plate and different colours I continued to create my backgrounds, and the 'Splosh' effect was assured.
And then other drops of Alcohol Inks.
And again, I used the air blower to spread all the drops; it's a kind of meditative practice to me, continuing blowing and watching how the inks flow creating stunning effects.
Since the topic was 'splosh', what better fluid media than PaperArtsy Infusions Dye Stain diluted in water?
I put some PaperArtsy Infusions Dye Stain - Magenta ( CS23 ) and Frankly Scarlet ( CS19 ) into a palette with water.
Then I grabbed a dropper for each colour and put some drops of Magenta (CS23) on white cardstock.
Once I had created all the backgrounds, it came the time to play with the Lynne Perrella Collection stamps.
These are the backgrounds made on photo paper. As you can see they are very shiny, which is a characteristic that I don't like so much and moreover, it makes a little difficult to stamp on it.
Now I can easly use Lynne Perrella Collection stamps (LPC006).
And last but not least Lynne Perrella Collection (LPC050).
As finishing touches some stamping with PaperArtsy Minis (MN27) and (MN46) without any doubt, a must have.
I invite you to let the flow go as the fluid media I've used and then stamp like crazy :).