Good morning my friends and welcome back to the craft room! Today we are going to be playing with the newest Distress Ink – Lost Shadow. I don’t often purchase the new colors when they come out, but this is such a perfect gray that I just had to have it. So, right away I grabbed not only the Distress Ink pad and refill, but also the Distress Spray Stain. Of course life got in the way and I wasn’t able to work with it right away, so it’s been in my stash for a little while now. However, today let me introduce my Lost Shadow Background card.
Inspiration struck when I ran across the video from Just a Note From Justin on YouTube. In his video New Distress Color Release: Lost Shadow not only did he ink blend the background, but he also used the spray stain over that for an interesting background. Since I have never tried the spray stains before I had to try it for myself.
The Lost Shadow Background
I began my project with a piece of 120lb Heavy Base Weight white cardstock from GinaK. Using an ink blending brush I added the Distress Ink to the entire panel.
I then added a fair amount of the Lost Shadow Spray Stain over the top and the panel.
The Floral Images
While the panel was air drying I turned my attention to the focal image for the card. I chose the AlteNew Beautiful Day stamp set and stamped the outline of the flower and leaf cluster onto Canson XL watercolor paper. As always, I stamped the image with GinaK amalgam ink with my Misti before heat embossing the images with clear embossing powder by Ranger.
When the ink was dry, I grabbed my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Copics. I began by scribbling Bright Yellow and Scarlett Red Zig markers onto the flower image. Then with the water brush, I blended the color out. Because the flower was going to be cut out I purposefully colored outside the lines to get rid of the white outline.
Next I did a glazing technique by going over the image with Copic Markers in R22, R24, R27 and a little bit of E19 for the flower center.
I love how you can still see the original colors under the alcohol marker colors.
I repeated the process for the leaf cluster starting with Pale Green and Light Green Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush.
Over that I used YG25 and YG63 Copic Markers for a beautiful finished leaf cluster.
Again, it’s fascinating to me how the original colors of the Zig markers shines through the Copic coloring.
Finishing the Card
To finish the card I stamped one of the greetings from the Beautiful Day stamp set with amalgam ink directly on the background. Before going any farther, I used Distress Mirco Glaze over the background to water proof it. I used a piece of Astrobright Eclipse Black card for the mat over a piece of 110lb Recollections card stock.
When adhering the floral images down, I glued the leaf clusters directly to the background with Art Glitter glue. The flower was popped up on thin foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives.
I really love how this card turned out. The Lost Shadow Distress ink is the perfect shade of gray and the splatter look of the Spray Stain gives the background a wonderful texture.
Thank you so much for stopping by the craft room today. Do you use the Distress line in your crafting? If so did you purchase this now color yet?? Let me know down in the comments and I’ll see you all again real soon!
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