Last night I had a thought that I would try some more faux leather but this time to use a coloured card. I decided I would try some red card that I had.
Then this morning in my emails was one from a fellow stamper who had seen another technique & thought I would like to know about it, so sent me the link. Well! when I went to have a look - lo & behold - they had used coloured card & red at that!
Now if you have read much of my bog you will know the purpose of the ? at the end of the blog name came about because - although an avid stamper I hate inky fingers. But as I have been getting into some mixed media techniques I have tried to overcome that state of mind.
The reason I explain that is - that the red card I chose to use seemed to have a coating so I wasn't sure the glycerin / water mix would work properly. But it did - & I was being "brave" & not wearing gloves. I now have very red fingertips. Well, I say now - it is about an hour later & I have washed my hands a couple of times - so they are not so red now.
Here is the end result alongside a piece of the original card.
I used several distress Inks on this piece starting with Fired Brick to try & enhance the red, then some Crushed Olive to see what effect the green would have - not much at all. This was followed by Vintage Photo which added a richness & then a light brush of Black Soot to pick out the pattern. To finish, a coating of Spray & Shine.
You can see how well the card took the wetting process - I accidentally pulled a corner off.
Here is the link to the other method I mentioned above
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