Masculine Monday #34

The background piece was so much fun and easy to make that I've made quite a few different ones. They're all sitting on my desk waiting to be made into cards.

I used my zig watercolor brushes (they've been feeling a little neglected lately) and an acrylic block. You could use regular ink pads, distress inks - really whatever ink you want. I sporadically covered the block with 4 different colors and then gave it a few sprays of water. 
Next I flipped it over onto some watercolor card stock and held it for a few seconds so the ink could absorb into the paper a bit. 

Now this part is important! Make sure to lift the block straight up off the paper otherwise you will drag your ink across the colored piece - unless that is the look you are going for then by all means drag away lol

If you're a patient person you can let this dry on its own but if you're like me, then you'll probably hit it with a heat tool.

A couple of weeks ago I shared a card with a mustache that I had cut on my aunt's Circut machine. You can see that card HERE. We cut these sunglasses from her Circut machine as well. I layered up 5 white ones and one grey one on top. I added some crystal effects to the top layer - didn't turn out like I'd hoped but that may be because I tried to hurry the drying time up.

Tip: if you are using crystal effects allow yourself LOTS of time for it to dry - preferably over night and you may not get the little bubbles that I got.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

stamps: CL582 (Hero Arts)
ink: Olive Green, Green Gray, Mid-Green and Gray Brown (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers), Soft Suede (SU), Versamark (SU)
paper: watercolor paper (Canson cold press 140lb), soft suede (SU), smoky slate (SU)
accessories: crystal effects (SU), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), white embossing powder (SU), craft foam (Michaels)

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Pam Sparks said…
YES! you can say that! There is nothing better than being happy with a card at the end of the process...unless...well, it's being happy with the photo too! lol Fabulous card! Inspiring!