Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dry Brushing

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I intended to try dry brushing months ago after getting instructions from a designer--even bought a new brush. Layered dry brushing is the theme for PTI MIM, so I was determined to finally give it a go.  
I mixed pearl white acrylic paint with Distress Stain tarnished brass.  First I tried using 140 lb wc paper, but it was too textured & I didn't brush enough of the paint out of my brush. Today I tried using Bristol paper instead & like it much better. My second layer is made by adding a little Crimson Color Burst powder to the mixture.  Instead of stamping on the panel, I die cut it into a frame with Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles.  My latest PTI order included Spruce & Sprigs--so glad to finally have this beautiful stamp set.  The dies were out of stock, but Nancy sent me some to use until I can get them.  My inks are Pinefeather, Mint Julep, New Leaf, Saffron Spice & Pale Peony.  The center rectangle is Fine Linen cardstock lightly sponged with Saffron Spice.  I stamped the sentiment from Snowflake Flurries in Pinefeather & the mat is a piece of Pinefeather cardstock.  
I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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25 comments:

  1. This technique is fun and I love the result. Your background is so pretty and these new stamps are gorgeous!

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  2. Love the effect of this technique Greta and by chance I bought some Bristol card a couple of weeks ago so will be giving it a try.

    B x

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  3. Oh it's beautiful!! I love your BG and the dies are gorgeous! Happy Halloween!

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  4. wow!! simply gorgeous - good to know this works well on Bristol paper - love the colors you chose, Greta!!

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  5. Greta, this is one gorgeous piece of art, you need to do more of that dry brushing.

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  6. Gorgeous layered painting...LOVE the colors you chose for the background and your bouquet is also gorgeous, hard not to have one with those awesome sprigs, isn't it?

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  7. Greta, this is so pretty! Aren't you going to have fun using Spruce & Sprigs - you do need the dies!

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  8. Hello Greta,
    Beautiful card and color combo!
    I also love your background!
    Bravo! Happy Halloween my Friend!

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  9. beautiful take on the MIM technique, greta!!

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  10. So pretty Greta. Love that dry brush background with the colors you used.

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  11. Beautiful card, I love the gorgeous background. xx

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  12. I like how your dry brushing came out. Your new stamps are way cool.

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  13. Beautiful card with the dry brushing technique! Awesome dies and love how you framed the card!!

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  14. You background turned out great!! Love the cluster of prettiness you added to it. This is lovely Greta!!

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  15. Beautiful background I've never tried this technique it looks pretty

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  16. So beautiful colours Greta!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  17. hello greta! wow, a super sweet layered card, luv these colors and images...awesome! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  18. An interesting technique with a great result - I must try that sometime soon. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind remarks. :D

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  19. This is lovely. Another technique I want to try and I, too, bought a brush! This is a soft, pretty background look and the card is so pretty. It is still very warm here, in the 70's, and it's hard to stay in and craft. My tree is still small so I got out and pick up the leaves by hand a few a day.

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  20. Your painting technique adds so much texture. I will have to try that soon. Great colors in your stamping too.

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  21. Such a lovely background for your eye-catching cluster of fall-images! Pretty!
    Hugs`c

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  22. So beautiful...I just used this set for the first time and I am in love what you created with it, so amazing!

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