For once I had the exact distress inks that the project called for, although it wouldn't really matter if not.
I found an Alice stamp, donated by our lovely cub when she was moving and stash clearing.
I stamped it up in the bears' own inimitable style, straight onto the journal page, in Stayzon ink.
I then covered the image in our new magic masking fluid....
Covering all the bits of the image that I didn't want to distress.
Next, I took some cut 'n' dry foam, and applied my distress inks to my page, in a rather haphazard manner. I didn't have to worry about being careful around my masked image, or did I????
I spritzed some water (in fact, lots of water) over the distressed pages.
Then heat set the inks. Ooh now I really look like a cowboy with my (heat) gun.
I mixed some texture paste with a little green acrylic paint
and splodged this through our Dylusions mask to add some texture to the page.
After adding more random stamping I peeled away the masking fluid...... To reveal.......well PAH, it hasn't done its job. I wonder, was I too impatient to get creating, and not leaving long enough for the masking fluid to set properly? Or did I rub too hard with the distress inks, thereby rubbing off the masking fluid as I created? Hmm.
Not to worry, I just stamped my image again and cut and coloured it
I got there eventually! It's all a fun exbeariment, isn't it?
Alice is deciding whether to have a drink or not.
When she does, she shrinks to such small proportions that the bottle becomes enormous!! I found a rub on sentiment 'it's the little moments that make life big'. It seemed to fit this page rather well.
With love from the bears