I am so sad that CAS 3 is done :( I loved this class... Well I love all the online card classes. If you haven't checked them out, you really should. I sign up everytime they announce and I am never disappointed. I love all the techniques they teach, but really it is the little tips/tricks that are revealed that I find the most valuable - so even if you think a class topic is not for you, take it anyway as you will be surprised how much you learn! So on the last day, they did one stamp four ways. I wanted to catch up on some of the techniques I had missed, so I did one technique, three ways!
Anyway...I had not tried the sponged mosaic that was demoed on Day 5 and Day 10. I knew that if tried the embossing powder version, I would end up with a mess. Instead I tried the sponged version shown on Day 10. I masked off my pattern and then sponged with distress inks. I must say that I like the soft result, but found it very hard to sponge in those small geometric shapes. I also found it hard to keep the colours from overlapping. The end result, was okay, but the process was a little frustrating. That prompted me to look for other ways of colouring this mosaic background.
My eyes fell upon my Wink of Stella glitter pens...So, I decided to try those. I masked off the design and started colouring. These are not the brush tip pens, but are more of a fine tipped marker. I like the sketchy look it creates - my husband thought it looked a little messy! Whatever! I prefer the vibrant colours and the sparklyness - it was also easy to do.
Lastly, I used my Inktense watercolour pencils (LOVE these pencils). Same as the other cards, I masked off the design and coloured. I used watercolour paper for this as these pencils definitely work best on Watercolour paper. I think this is my favourite version.
I am also thinking that Distress Markers spritzed with water cold be really cool or even using my copics to create a blended ombre look - Hmmmm... I will have to try those later!. Thanks for stopping by - I love to hear your feedback.