I was playing with this beautiful Plum Blossom Branch from Art Neko, and I came upon an interesting discovery. Look closely at the picture below. Look at the writing on the right side. See how it looks like there is a pink-ish halo around the letters? You can see this same pink halo emanating from the branches as well.
How did that happen? It was a complete accident. LOL I stamped this Plum Blossom Branch with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock. I then colored the flowers with pink Copic markers. I decided I need a pale blue background, so I mixed up my own custom color by filling a mister bottle with some Pearl colored Perfect Pearls powder, some water, and a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain.
After I shook up the mister bottle, I sprayed the plum blossom piece several times. My finger smudged a couple of edges, so I sprayed some more, and some more, and some more. LOL My paper was completely soaking wet, so I left it alone for several hours to dry. When I came back to look at it, I gasped! I thought I ruined it when I saw the pink-ish color running out from the black stamped areas. And because the paper had been so heavily sprayed, it created a few creases in the paper as well.
But you know what? The more I looked at this, the more I loved it. It looks like a piece of faux silk with the creases and the distressed, antiqued image. I love how this turned out, even though this was not the result I had in mind. Always look for the beauty in every thing you do. :-)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper: white, black, Hibiscus (pink)
Other: Copic markers, mister bottle with Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain, water, and Pearl Perfect Pearls powder