Yesterday, I showed two cool projects using bleach and ink to alter Natural Composition Specialty Paper. I was having fun experimenting with adding color to this awesome paper, so I have a couple more cards to show you today!
These Two Cool cards are colored with Markers, then brayered with a neutral color to bring out the glossy, embossed pattern of the papers.
I used the brush tip ends of the Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers to color in the floral design. You'll notice that I colored outside of the lines, so the lines would stand out a little more as the ink was resisted. I even drew Lucky Limeade color along the stems of the flowers.
For the final step, I brayered on River Rock over the entire piece. This little bit of extra color gives the entire piece a yellowy hue and makes the embossed patterns emerge! It also tones down the harsh colored lines, while still leaving an aura of color. What a pretty effect!
I love how elegant the finished card looks layered on Early Espresso and Raspberry Ripple card stock! I added a From My Heart sentiment on the banner and accented it with Rhinestone Jewels.
The blue card used Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Soft Suede Markers for the coloring, and Crumb Cake for the brayering.
You can see that the River Rock gives a much lighter background, while the Crumb Cake looks more like taupe. Both are pretty!
The blue card is finished by layering on Early Espresso and Midnight Muse card stock.
Complete Supplies List:
- Stamps—From My Heart
- Ink—Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, and Soft Suede (midnight muse card); Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Lucky Limeade (raspberry ripple card); Early Espresso Markers
- Paper—Natural Composition DSP; Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Naturals Ivory card stock
- Accessories—Rhinestone Jewels
- Tools—1" Square Punch (for banner), Brayer, SNAIL, Dimensionals
Gosh, I'm loving this paper already, and I've only used ONE of the patterns! More please!