Thursday, 28 June 2012

Softly, softly....

Here I've used softer colours from the oil pastel set in the middle of the card and then sprayed round the edge with Dylusions inks. The oil pastels act as a resist, so the spray ink only seeps into any tiny gaps left. You get an almost weathered paint effect:

The circus collage is built up with the Oxford Impression Circus stamps.
I'm going to be demoing all this and more at the Craft Barn Extravaganza this Saturday and Sunday, so come along and say hi!

Thanks for looking!



Sid said...

Lovely imagery Helen !

Lucy Edmondson said...

Terrific technique! I have these but have I got down to it properly - no! Keep up the inspiration! Have fun at the Craft Barn,

Lucy x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pieces Helen and I was totally inspired by your demo today and have come home and played with the oil pastels. When I get them on my blog I will come and leave you a link.
Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas.
hugs {brenda} xox

NETTI said...

Thanks so much for your great demos at the Craft Barn. You are such fun and so easy to talk to.
I loved this technique; I've had oil pastels stashed away from my childhood for they can come out and play!!!!