Aquatint splodge makeover


Guess who was chosen as one of the top 5????

Only little old me and my little (quite big 7″x7″) card! 

A few weeks ago I was testing out Brushos versus Aquatints to see if I could get similar results.  The answer was… Not quite.  They are fluid and so less control over the amount of pigment…or at least that’s how I find them.  Brushos are easy, aquatints I think need more practice to get control.  Anyway I did end up with a panel I thought I could make something of…

I used the clarity stamps and created this scene using the splodge background I created with aquatints. I also flicked some water on it to create the mottled effect and then mat, layered and embellished with card candi.  No sentiment as yet but a nice piece of art I think. 

Entering this into the Anything Goes challenge over at Claritychallengeblog … First time I’ve joined in with this challenge. 


Happy crafting! 



11 thoughts on “Aquatint splodge makeover

  1. Catherine I really like how you’ve created the background to your image. The stamp set you’ve used works so well. Thank you for entering this month’s Clarity challenge, I hope you will participate in other challenges now that you’ve posted your first card. Good luck! x

  2. I love the whole concept of your artwork, Catherine. Your explanation is also of great value. Wishing you success in this month’s Clarity challenge! ;~}

  3. Welcome to the Clarity challenge Catherine; looking foward to seeing more of your work. I think you’ve definitely nailed it with the aquatint background. The whole piece is so moody and dramatic; and I love it. Good luck. Xxx

  4. I love how you have used your splodge background, and these are some of my favourite Claritystamps.
    Good luck in the challenge, and welcome.
    Amanda xx

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