The ColoriQue Creative Team is participating in a product swap with two amazing designers this month! Get ready for a triple dose of inspiration as the Rita Barakat, Ann Butler, and ColoriQue Creatives combine product to create amazing projects! Rita Barakat & Lisa Marie Jimenez are also doing a giveaway at the end of the month, be sure to enter at the bottom of this post.
Like most of my art, this piece was inspired by some song lyrics that began running through my head after seeing the wonderfully whimsical Zen Doodle Cloud Art Foamies Stamp designed by Rita Barakat, which I used with some dreamy colors of ColorBox Crafter’s® Ink by Ann Butler. I added ethereal color to the background of this canvas with a fun shaving gel transfer technique with ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez. I’m sharing the quick tutorial for that portion of my process today!
To create a celestial background on canvas:
- Apply shaving gel to a work surface. Note: I used the back of a paper plate. I liked the raised surface and the circle shaped lined up with my circular canvas perfectly.
- Add drops of several colors of ColoriQue to the shaving gel.
- Use a wood skewer to blend and swirl the ColoriQue ink.
- Press the canvas into the swirled ink. Lift the canvas from the plate and swirl the inked shaving gel around the canvas to further spread the ink.
- Scrape the shaving gel off of the canvas. Buff the canvas with a paper towel. Apply heat to set the ink.
- This is a second canvas that used the same ink shaving gel plate. Rather than spread the inked gel after the pressing, I just scraped off the shaving gel for a lighter, more spotty finish. I used this canvas for this project.
Once I had my background colored, I used a sponge dauber to apply ColorBox Crafter’s® Ink onto the stamp. I had plenty of time to apply and blend the ink directly on the stamp.
ColorBox Crafter’s® ink is slow drying, which makes it perfect for blending and embossing.
Next, I highlighted the stamped image with glittered flock, hand stitching, white acrylic paint, star sequins, and a rhinestone heart. Then, I added some dangling hearts to the underside of the cloud using the Rita Barakat 6×6 Sweet Sisters Hearts Stencil and ColorBox Crafter’s® Ink that I mixed on a craft mat with water, blended, and applied with a paintbrush.
To help the cloud stand out from the background I cut Activa Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth into strips, dipped those strips into water, rolled them, and then added the strips to the cloud. I used a sponge dauber to apply Berry ColorBox Crafter’s® Ink to the plaster. Finally, I added a layer of glitter glue to the plaster strips. Note: ColoriQue Creative Chrissy Colon created a wonderful project using a similar technique with ETI Easy Sculpt® Epoxy Modeling Clay.
To finish this canvas, I wrapped the edge in hand-dyed cotton ribbon.
ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez: Frisco Bay, Pacific Ocean, Pink Ice, Snow Summit, Turquoise Mountain
ColorBox Crafter’s® Ink by Ann Butler: Aquamarine, Berry
Rita Barakat Zen Doodle Cloud Art Foamies Stamp
Rita Barakat Sweet Sisters Hearts 6×6 Stencil
Activa Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth
Other Supplies: Acrylic Paint, Flock, Floss, Glitter Glue, Hand-Dyed Cotton Ribbon, Paper Plate, Rhinestone Heart, Shaving Cream, Stamps, Star Sequins, Wood Skewer
Enter to win this Giveaway from Rita Barakat & Lisa Marie Jimenez. 2 lucky winners will win “So you think you can’t draw” stencils (1) 8.5 x 11″ & (2) 6×6″ stencils from Rita Barakat and ColoriQue in Honey Bee, Moss Landing & Pacific Ocean from Lisa Marie Jimenez. 1 winner will be chosen from the entries on Rita Barakat’s website and 1 winner will be chosen from Lisa Marie Jimenez’s website. Giveaway is open to USA residents only. Giveaway runs 11/1 – 11/29/2017. Winner will be announced 11/30/2017.