Couldn't resist joining in with the new Craft Stamper Challenge New Take It Make It Faux Airbrushing this time. I did leave things a little to the last minute, but hey ho, have 9 hours to spare still!!!! The challenge is new and will always relate to a technique used and shown in the previous months magazine. This challenge was asking to show Faux Airbrushing.using Distress inks.
Joanna Allison showed a step by step procedure using very few materials to achieve this result, in the March 2013 issue of the magazine. Had never done this before, so wanted to give it a try. I really hope you can see the results as the light was so low when I took these pics!!!1 So, here it is......
I used the SplodgeAway mat and the gorgeous Bamboo SplodgeAway Mask, to create the background to this card. I used the faux airbrushing technique with Scattered Straw Distress ink to give a really light base and then, continued to darken very gently with Forest Moss. It did look a little flat still so added extra depth and shadowing, with Spiced Marmalede which I felt lifted the design. As this was my first attempt I was pleased with the result.
Below is a close up of the faux airbrushing. Oh how I wish I had taken this in daylight so you could have seen more clearly!!!!!!!But do hope you get the idea.....I love this technique and will use it more often in the future I know!
I loved how it gave a really light misty look and so decided to keep all the embellishing etc. to a minimum to let the design show. The lovely Japanese lady was stamped and coloured in Prisma pencils in a few ares, but Again I wanted the "airbrushed" look to come through from below. The dragon fly was made using the same technique....stamped directly onto the card first....that was me being brave as I could have messed up big time after all that work, but thankfully all was well and then the wings restamped, cut and mounted on top for a little dimension.
The saying was stamped from the set and then all was attached to the card as shown. Hope you enjoyed seeing this first attempt and will have a go it's a great technique to have in your arsenal!!!
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