Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Favorite Color Combo


There are so many possibilities when it comes to color combos that limiting it to just one combo is nearly impossible for me. But I did it and you can too! :)

~Favorite Color Combo~

is the new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and I went with a blue, green and brown combo for my ATC's. I love how the colors blend together and I added a little interest with the addition of Czech glass beads. 

Here's a look at my second ATC.

I used a wash on this ATC which muted the colors a bit. Czech glass beads were added as well as a stamped image from Tim's Nature Walk set.

Here are a few photos of my process.

Both ATC's started out as playing cards and each received a light coat of Gesso. I used embossing paste and a TCW-Mini Specimens 6x6 stencil to add texture and design. 

Broken China Distress Stain was dabbed over the butterflies once they dried.  You can see the back of the playing cards through the light coat of Gesso. ;)

Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Stains were then dabbed on to round out the color. At this point I dabbed some of the color off with a paper towel and used a mix of Picket Fence Distress Stain and water to mute the colors. On my first ATC I added layers of color and wanted to see what the opposite effect would be on this one. 

For dimension, texture and an infusion of color I added Czech glass beads by mixing a few drops of Antique Linen (re-inker) with Liquitex Glass Beads and mixed well. I applied it to my ATC with a palette knife and sprinkled the beads over the mixture while gently pressing them in. At this point I left them to dry for a whole day so the beads would set and any loose stragglers were brushed off afterwards. I can keep them for my collection or I thought about mounting each one to a piece of sticky back canvas and framing. Not sure what to do so I'll wait on that step.

So there you have it, my favorite color combo. Well, one of them anyway! :)

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That's all for me today, thanks for looking and be sure to visit my teamies to see what their favorite color combo is. Have a great day everyone!

Lisa xx


Unknown said...

Lovely ATCs, Lisa! Love the beaded areas! Xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Hmmmm, so many of those supplies look just like what I have :D These ATC's are GORGEOUS!!! It reminds me of my favorite place as a kid in Kansas City called Kaleidoscope where all the art was textured and you were encouraged to feel it all. These pieces of color combo art look magical and so inviting!!
hugs to you L1,

Tracy said...

Love, love, LOVE this!The beads are an awesome addition. I've been eyeing that Liquitex Glass Bead mix too. Fantastic projects Lisa! Hugs!

Sarah said...

These are fabulous Lisa, I just want to reach out and touch them!! xx

Sue Lelli said...

I am in LOVE with your colors AND those amazing glass beads! You used one of my FAV stencils, too!

Chrissy said...

Superb Lisa and I just love the beads and all the colours...gorgeous.


Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous and deliciously inky ATCs! I love your addition of the glass beads - yuuum! I don't think I would be able to settle on a particular colour combo as my favourite lol. xxx

Pia S said...

Those beads add plenty of colors to your design, without it feeling too much. Love this idea!

Margaret said...

I have to say I love your color combo too! Both of these are so pretty and I love the river of beads(never know what to do with those itty bitty ones!)!

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