Monday, 27 June 2016

Mix It Up Monday: Pop of Paradise

It’s Mix It Up Monday again and time for another project made with a colour combination from my latest set of In Color charts.

Today I thought I’d better grit my teeth and have a go with Flirty Flamingo. I confess this isn’t my favourite new In Color as I’m not a huge fan of pink. But for flamingoes, I admit that there’s no better shade! It’s pretty easy to colour the body and legs in different colours simply by careful positioning of the ink pads; start with the paler colour and then you won’t risk staining your pads. 

For the background, I spattered some paint around by loading up a brush and tapping it over my watercolour paper. This is a really fun technique and you can experiment to get different results. More water mixed with your ink colour will result in larger, paler splodges; less water and less liquid on your brush will result in smaller, darker splodges. 

I used Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo then, to get the paler green, because I don’t have a Mint Macaron ink refill, I simply used a wet paintbrush on the inside of the ink pad lid (remember to dry it afterwards, so you don’t dilute your pad!).

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