Okay, I am now ready to admit it. I DO NOT LIKE spray inks. I’ve tried to like them, I really have. I have used them several times, in several different ways. I have watched tutorials, I have jumped on the bandwagon of “spray inks are awesome.” But I’m jumping off. (I do that, you know—I re-evaluate; I don’t just stick with something because I once decided to try it…) So, I say it: I hate spray inks, and I don’t intend to use them again (does anyone want to buy some used sprays—I have several).
Recently I bought a new little jar of jewelry cleaner from Wal Mart. As I was about to toss the old one, I noticed the little holder inside could work as a stencil. So, I brought out the spray inks (that was back before my final decision), opened up a blank journal page and sprayed. It did work (still didn’t like it). So, I was left with an art journal spread with some cool circle stencil sprays and lots of overspray (did I mention I do not like spray inks). While I CAN do beginnings of backgrounds and leave them for some time, I CANNOT leave them for a long time, because… I just can’t.
So, yesterday I opened to the jewelry-cleaner-jewelry-holder-spray-ink page and finished it. I am taking the 21 Secrets online class from Dirty Footprints Studio and was reminded by Cathy Bluteau that flowers cut from scrapbook paper and titles cut from magazines make great collage elements. (I did not do her project, I just borrowed some of her ideas.)
I added some old book text and music, washi tape, and doodled a bit. I stamped some with Archival Ink, swiped around the edges with my new Sharpie Mean Streak (love it!), and called it done.
I like the page just fine. I still don’t like spray inks. Any offers on my stash? LOL!
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge with “S” (stencils, spray ink, stamps, sink of spray inks)
Anything But a Card Challenge #20 (used a found object for stencil, completed a UFO)