It was SO MUCH FUN and we were all amazed at how it looked like a REAL GALAXY!!!
I asked Marilyn how this technique was done, and she told me how...
Start out by selecting some colors of the Distress Oxide inks.
Marilyn used the following colors:
She also used (in later steps)
- On Watercolor Paper, apply the 4 bright colors of ink onto the paper using the Tim Holtz Round Blending Tool. I always start with the lightest color first. We started with Fossilized Amber, then Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and finally Peacock Feather
- Use a Mini Mister (or a small spray bottle) to lightly apply a small bit of water onto the paper
- Using a small bit of water on your fingers, "flick" water onto the inks. This creates that "faded star" look
- Finally, dab the surface with a paper towel to remove any excess water
- Marilyn then put the darker color, Faded Jeans, around the OUTSIDE edge only. She did this once again using the Tim Holtz Round Blending Tool (This will create the light/dark contrast that is seen in a real Galaxy)
- Next, Marilyn went in with the Black Soot and ran that along the very outside edge using the Blending Tool
- Again, spritz the surface with a Mini Mister, "flick" water onto the paper with your fingers, and use a paper towel to dab the surface
- To make the stars, Marilyn used this product: Bleed Proof White.
- Marilyn used a small amount of the ink in a separate container and added a little bit of water to it.. just diluting it slightly.
- After you have ink on your paintbrush, hold the paintbrush at a horizontal angle above your paper
- "Tap" the handle of the paintbrush with a finger. Doing this will create the "splatter" effect.. which looks like REAL stars in a galaxy!!
Stop by the store to get ALL of the products listed above!!
**the Distress Oxide inks are on order and we should be expecting them back in within a couple weeks!**