Daniel West sporting a shirt from The Winston Box


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Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Anything B|M

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Anything B|M

Welcome to my post on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop. This week the team features ANYTHING we want from Brutus Monroe and I reached for my Aqua Pigments. I cannot get enough of them. The Inspiration Box from January, called Lucky You, included several images of lucky charms. One of them, the double koi stamp, symbolizes the strength of a koi to travel agains the current. I chose this stamp along with blue color scheme of Turquoise, Blue Green and Blue to create this card.

I started by dropping the three analogous colors of Aqua Pigments on my glass mat. I wet the Aqua Pigment Paper with a large paint brush across the center of the card, leaving the top and bottom of the panel dry. Aqua Pigments love water and will swim through it, but stop at the edges of the water. Then I took another dry brush and dropped Turquoise on the left, Blue Green in the middle and Blue on the right. The colors mix a little in the water. For a little more mixing I added a splotch of each color to the others.

Then i dried the panel with a heat tool and sprayed it with a fine mist water bottle (I use the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer). This adds some water rings into the dried color if you dry it again with the heat tool. I did this a few times, until I was happy with the effect.

Then I stamped the koi fish image three times across the panel using Raven Detail Ink. I used some Copic Markers in the blue green color family to add a bit of shading to the edges of the koi fish.

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I used a sentiment from the Lucky You stamp set to heat emboss a piece of black cardstock with B|M Alabaster embossing powder. I trimmed it down and popped it up on some B|M Foam Tape. To finish off the card, I adhered the panel to 4.25 x 5.5” card panel.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did. I encourage you to play with your Aqua Pigments and a heat tool to see what effects you can achieve.

Let me know what you think of this technique in the comments below. And if I have inspired you to purchase any of these products, please go shopping with the links I included below. And don’t forget to hop along with the whole team.

You are here —> DANIEL

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