Loll Thompson never ceases to amaze me with her boundless ideas for fabulous techniques. This time at the CAS Mix Up Challenge she has invited us to make backgrounds using paper towels which have been used to mop up ink or watercolour during the process of making other projects. Often I have thrown them into the bin and thought how lovely the colours were. I vividly remember Darnell blotting up some Brusho colour from a stencil at a retreat and the paper towels looked amazing!
Now Loll has come up with ways of using them for more cards.
I began by using a similar technique to Darnell... using 3 shades of green Brushos through a stencil with added spritzes of water. (Those cards will appear at some time in the future,) but for now here is the first attempt at using my blottings.
I put my inky towel over my watercolour paper and added another spritz of water before pressing it down onto the card. The colours here are really subtle and made me think of Spring so I went with a snowdrop die from Alexandra Renke. I cut out three layers and just added the infils to the bottom layer.
The sentiment is an old stamp from Clearly Besotted. I thought that the coloured card base made a pleasing frame for the image.
CAS Mix Up - Paper Towel
Thanks again for your inspiration Loll!