Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Like An Idea? Try It Now!

This page was inspired by Carolyn Dube's Page A Bouquet from Black Paper.  This is the second blog that was doing color over black so I decided to try it.  

Here's what I learned.. 
~Leave some white space in the black. It will make the background more interesting.
~Make sure your stamp is really covered with white paint before you stamp.
~I love my Twinking H20 paints.
~A good fine liner brush is a worth the investment
~If you like an idea... Try it now before you forget what it was.

The Process
I  painted black on a journal page and then stamped the flowers (Donna Downey/Unity stamp) with white Gesso and then painted them with Twinks. The bird is punched with a Stampin Up punch &  painted with Radiant Rain. The swirl background was a gift from Lori and is made by Stampendous.  The lined background is a stamp I bought at Stamping on the Plateau. I don't know who makes it.  I added a little bling to go with the shimmery paint.


  1. Wow Boo, this is beautiful! It reminds me of the pretty pictures we used to do at school with crayons & black paint. I like the idea, but as I donlt have gelly plates or twinks I will have to use a 'work-around' to achieve a similar effect. Must get on with these 'ideas' or they will be forgotten, as you said ;)

  2. Hey Boo!! Oh boy do I like this!!!! I need to try something like this. Your bird really is good. Your flowers really look good too!! As I said - I really like this and hope to experiment as soon as I can.