Sunday, 28 April 2013

Gorjuss Girl and My Not So Gorjuss Results


In my last post (which was a wee while ago now) I think I mentioned that I loved the blended coloured look that could be achieved when using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  
I have never tried colouring with them before and I'm gonna' be brave and share my very first attempt here.

I had a horrible time trying to control where the ink ended up on the paper and after some Internet searches, I've realised that part of my problem is the watercolour paper I'm using.
I have cold press paper which has a texture to it (you can see the textured surface in the photo) and I need to used hot press paper which is smooth and allows for much more control and therefore finer detail.
So I have some on order and I can't wait for it to get here so I can give this technique another go.

I followed a Jenny Hodges video tutorial on YouTube for the basic techniques
It's really clear and easy to follow

Here's the link to watch it (she has a series of video tutorials to view)

As for the stamp she is just, well, Gorjuss!!!
I have the whole recent release range and will be colouring them all up at some stage, trying different mediums and colour schemes.

Be sure to pop back and see the results I get when I try again with the right paper : ) 
Thanks for visiting

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