Watercolor Paper + Dylusions Ink Sprays
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Welcome to the new challenge celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3. Our new challenge is to use one of the new Sizzix Frameworks dies.
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I started out with three large sheets of water color paper spritzed with Dylusions Ink Sprays and water. One sheet was straight-on blues and the others were more mottled. I cut the Sizzix Courtyard Framework Die and the Cameo Frame die. I created an opening in the Cameo Frame by setting a rectangle “Mover & Shaker” die inside the cameo. The rectangles die comes with 3 sizes, and is super versatile.
Sealing the Pieces
I then took all those pieces outside and sprayed with with Krylon Workable Fixatif so I could later use Matte Medium without worrying that the Dylusions would run (a valid fear – I might add!) The Fixatif is invisible and has a matte finish.
I enjoyed coloring my pieces (stamping and embossing some) and deciding on a pattern.
The parts were all layered onto an 8″ square piece of the watercolor paper, and I inserted it back into my art journal with washi tape. This is an 8″ square art journal, so I trimmed about 1/4″ off the edge before adhering the washi tape.
My sentiment was stamped on an inked ATC, and I finished the page with some stenciling.
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