Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Watercolor wings

Postcard swap number 2!

I’ve gotten myself into another swap… and it’s another postcard swap! 

This time the theme is things with Wings. I have plenty of winged thing stamps so didn’t think much of it at the beginning as I knew I would come up with something so instead I jaunt let myself play! 

I chose a postcard which I had already mopped up some ink on and then adhered this Tim Holtz tissue wrap to it using Matt medium. Then I started layering up distress oxide inks. 

Just love how easy these inks make layering colour to projects. Ranger really have come up with an amazing product.

Next it was time to add texture… I decided to use some abandoned coral distress stain to colour the modelling paste and then use a Tim Holtz stencil.

This was it when it was still drying.

Once it was dry I chose to add a Watercolour wings butterfly I made in one of the distress oxide videos. That became my thing with Wings. 

I added this with gel medium and left it to dry for the rest of the day. The next day I then added some doodling with pen and the title of the art. 

I used Faber-Castell pens to add some shading too which makes the butterfly pop more. 

Really really happy with this final look. It came together so nicely and was good to feel like I was just playing.  

Happy crafting!

Catherine