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Friday, June 3, 2016

The Galaxy

Happy Friday!

This week I was watching some videos and I fell in love with this cool "galaxy" technique.  Below are the fruits of my labor.


This was the first card I made. Both cards use the same technique.

I used 5 colors of ink on watercolor paper.  I started off in the middle with a distress pad in Wild Honey.  Leaving a little of that in the middle, I moved on to Memento ink Lilac Posies and sponged that around the Wild Honey.  Then I sponged some Dusty Concord distressed ink around the Lilac Posies. The next sponging was Faded Jeans distress ink, and finally, Tuxedo Black memento ink around the outside.  

Once all those were dry, I spritzed with water, which gives you the lighter spots. When the water was dry I splattered some white acrylic paint on the background, but it was too thick and I got blobs. Which I now call comets or meteors.  :-)  I also added some splatters of gold Smooch ink, but they don't show up very well in the scan.  

For the saying, I just sponged white cardstock with the light colors I used for the background, then stamped the saying.  I stamped the moon, colored it with spectrum noir markers, cut it out and adhered it with a pop dot.  I really like the way it turned out, even the comets.  :-)


This is my second attempt.  I did everything exactly the same, but I watered down the acrylic paint so I didn't get blobs, and I used a different moon stamp. And I put the saying on the inside of the card.

This may be my new favorite technique.  

Have a happy weekend.


2 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Becky! Your galaxy technique experiments turned out beautifully! You have such a way of creating scenes using a variety of inking and masking styles. Really fantastic! I like the sentiment coloring, too! Very clever! Hugs, de

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful card! Love the galaxy background you created!