Today's card is the result of a happy accident. I forgot there was still Stampin' Up! Pomegranate Ink on my Heidi Swapp Mask when I went over it with Radiant Rain in Mediterranean Blue onto my cardstock. At first I went oh no! when I saw the bleeding, but then I loved the look of variegated blues and purples. I love it! The shimmer is out of this world :)
Heidi Swapp Masks are flexible black plastic shapes that have a tacky surface on the back so they stick to your paper while you put paint, ink - anything over them. They are the opposite of a stencil.
This photo really shows the shimmer.
Radiant Rain is a new product I have been using a lot lately. I used it to create the sand on last week's Mermaid card. They are made by Luminarte (who makes the Twinkling H20 watercolor paints) and are very similar to the H20s, but are meant to be dabbed or sprayed.
The color payoff is sheer or intense depending upon color chosen and method used. This photo shows the lovely result of the ink bleeding into the Radiant Rain - notice how the ink is darker right by the edge of the mask? This helps the shape to really pop out.
1. Apply a coat of white paint to the top of your mask. Allow to dry.
2. Sponge dye ink onto the paint. Allow to dry.
3. Place mask in desired place on cardstock. Using a dauber, dab the Radiant Rain onto the mask and overlap onto your cardstock. Allow to sit for 5 minutes then lift. Voila!
Please let me know if you try this I would love to see your creation! If you do, could you please link back to me? I would love to have new people discover my blog :)
I have more Radiant Rain cards coming up this week! Thanks for stopping by!