When I saw the call from Leandra for a chance to participate in the July 3UP, I immediately submitted my name, and was thrilled when I was named to the Lynne Perrella/PA Infusions team, along with Ellie and Autumn! As some of you will know, I am a huge fan of Lynne's work, including her stamps - in fact, I used one of her Japanese images for my first posting with Brenda's 2015 Visual Journey, and continue to look toward Lynne's collections for many of my makes.
Leandra was more than generous!! We each got three stamp sets, AND four colors of the new Infusions to play with.... I had Are You Cerise, Violet Storms, The Sage, and Black Knight. After a LOT of experimenting, as you will see below, I ended up using Are You Cerise and Violet Storms.... and decided to showcase different substrates. So let's get going! And PS, this is very photo heavy! And as usual, forgive the funky spacing....sigh.
Here is the final project, with five different substrates.
The first layer is Bristol paper with gesso tinted with Are You Cerise, and then more plain gesso applied with my fingers to knock it back a bit, and to get some texture for the next step.
Once the Bristol board was dry, I added more Infusion powder and water. I kept everything towards the edge as I knew the center would be covered.
The next layer was created on matte photo paper, using Violet Storms. This is the finished layer, which has a thin edging of Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Copper embossing powder.
I applied several layers of the Violet Storms and generous amounts of water, letting it dry thoroughly between repeat applications to achieve the final effect.
The next layers are the Michelle Ward stencil flourishes, which are Violet Storms on glossy photo paper....These are actually mono prints made on the powdered and moistened stencil. Further down, you will see some other stenciling approaches.
The layer behind the Lynne Perrella image is watercolor paper, using the Violet and Cerise colors. You can see how the various substrates affect the brightness as well as the spread of color and those wonderful specks of walnut powder, which make the Infusions so unique.
The lady herself is stamped with Stayzon onto Yupo paper that had been sprinkled very lightly with Violet Storms, spritzed and left to dry. I got this idea from Helen Chilton, who has made some beautiful pieces using the Infusions and Yupo. The Infusions dry very light colored on this synthetic paper; I love the marble look I got. But I need a lot more practice to achieve Helen's outcomes, lol!
So now onto the other experiments!
Here is Grunge Paste through a script stencil, then sprinkled with Black Knight, and water - then left to dry. I've learnt that to keep the beautiful mingling evident in the detail shot, I need to dry with the heat tool. Otherwise, things continue to meld, and one loses all that lovely distinct color, as you can see in the dry piece.
Next, some stenciling.... on card with some mono prints as well.
Here are more examples on Yupo, left to dry.
Here is paper monoprinted from the above stencil directly.
Here are some example using The Sage on the left, with various amounts of water, and with Violet Storms and The Sage on a tag.
Here I played with Are You Cerise on watercolor paper and a lot of water.
I saw Ruth's posting so tried some of The Sage with 3D matte gel.
Here is an example of a stencil onto Yupo, with a lot of water, and then dried. The darker colors penetrate the Yupo for a lovely ghosted effect.
Since that worked so well, I thought I would try a script stencil on Yupo. Here you can also see some mono print tags (with backwards script!)
A couple of mop up tags.
which some of you will recognize as the background for Paloma when she visited.
Here is an example on watercolor paper - also very lovely!
Here is Bristol paper with rows of Infusion powders, swiped with a very wet mop brush.
And here is the same thing, but the powders were first rubbed into the paper. I also added some more powder and mopped it as the first layer of color was drying. The powder continues to react to water, so I got some beautiful washes along with some beautiful deep color.
This turned out to be my favorite piece, but it did not work with my project!
Here is stenciling using Violet Storm and Ranger Glossy Paper. Again, this is a mono print.
This is deli paper, with The Sage powder sprinkled, water spritzed, and then crinkled up, then spread apart again to dry. I think this would make a great background....
And last, some stamping by rubbing powder onto the stamp, then spritzing and stamping, here on a tag.