I have been playing, once again, with Infusions.
This week I used them to create two different effects on the Alterables postcard panel, also using salt with the Infusions and using them to stain scraps of calico, deli wrap and fibres from the calico to create a dreamy, tangled effect.
Script stamp (I used a small script stamp from PaperArtsy ESN but Prima Finnabair Clear Stamp Messy Writing would be a good substitute)
PaperArtsy Infusions:- Blackcurrant, Violet Storms, Royal Blood, Black Knight
PaperArtsy Sanding Block
Extra:- rock salt, calico, fibres from calico, button and deli wrap paper
Apply Gesso to panel, heat set before applying washes of Violet Storms and Blackcurrant, working with a very diluted mix and applying in horizontal, broad strokes. Heat set.
Apply Grunge Paste to Dinky Stencil, keeping middle area clear for the butterfly.
Rub on the butterfly then apply the gold foil. I like a distressed effect so I took a sanding block to rough it up slightly.
Apply the Infusions, focusing on the Blackcurrant, allowing the colour to pool around the stenciled area. Scatter salt and leave to dry. Use remainder of Infusions (on craft mat) to stain calico and scrap of deli wrap, also staining a jumble of fibres from calico.
Shake salt from panel before layering the calico and deli wrap with a button and adhering the fibres.
Finally flick Infusions onto the panel, diluting the same colour and applying with fine watercolour brush to areas of the butterfly.
No doubt Infusions will be appearing again!