Sunday, July 24, 2011

Make it Monday: Dry Brushing

I was excited when I saw the technique for this week's MIM! Back in the day, before I discovered paper crafting, one of my favorite crafts was painting ceramics, and dry brushing is a great technique to get depth and texture in ceramics painting.

For my card, I dry-brushed green paint around the vintage cream focal point panel. Then I stamped it with a grid background stamp from Market Street Stamps using Jenni Bowling Malted Milk ink, which is just dark enough to add that bit of texture without overwhelming.


I then added flowers from Daydreamer in Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise and Terracotta Tile, with all but one stamped and hand-cut so that I could pop them up on dimensional adhesive. 


For the sentiment, I die-cut Little Labels and dry-brushed again using a paint color that matched Terracotta Tile. I stamped the frame in Malted Milk again and the sentiment in brown. It's popped up on the focal point, which is matted on Terracotta Tile and then I added the twine, in keeping with the rustic look and feel of the card.


Thanks for looking!

8 comments:

Mad for Paper said...

This is lovely. The subtly patterned background looks great.
TFS
Ang

Kara said...

very pretty!! will you be participating in the blog hop tomorrow??

Suzanne Russell said...

Great card! As usual, I am inspired by your designs and execution. I actually tried my hand at this challenge and gave up trying to use what I had on hand which was a sponge brush that I snipped to make "bristles" and reinkers instead of paint. This is something for which I have not developed the right touch but I am sure I will try again.

Leigh said...

This is lovely, Debbie! I love the blooms of the Daydreamer stamps popped up like that!

Francie said...

Debbie, this is so pretty! I love the colors and the card is so well-balanced.

Lisa said...

Very nice Debbie! Love the softness of it...well done!

Magirk said...

Beautiful card, Debbie. ;-) The colors are fantastic together, and I love the way you've popped the flowers off the card by hand cutting them and using dimensionals. The twine is perfect, and your dry brushing is superb! Really, really love this card. ;-) Congrats!

Julie E said...

Striking! Great colors and so much texture from the PP.