Monday, March 6, 2017

Infusions

I hope this is a safe place to say that Infusions drive me crazy! They cannot be controlled and there are myriads of ways to use them. I watched videos on youtube (link) till I was cross-eyed and had to marvel at all the ways one has come up with.
Still, I had to try my own.

I started with deep-freeze pizza box cuttings. I sanded them a bit so they would have some 'tooth'. Then I topped them with white gesso, making sure some nice colors could peek through (mainly orange).

Next I sprinkled them evenly with Infusions (Jaded and Lemonade), activated them with water and sprinkled some 97-proof alcohol on them. My mistake. The droplets were too big and caused the color to pool along the edges. Next time I'll try with a mini mister.


But it still yielded some great details. I like the way the orange from cardboard peeks through.


And this is the 'finished product' with a great art lady stamp from Paperartsy.  'You are exactly where you want to be.' Yes, indeed.

entering into:
Craft Stamper:  Anything goes March
Paperartsy: 2017 Topic #3
Emerald Creek Dares: Splatter some fun

12 comments:

  1. I really love your backgrounds and how the colors of the box graphics show through the Infusions and gesso. Beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

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  2. Scrumptious work with the Infusions, and lovely to have you playing along at PaperArtsy.
    Alison x

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  3. Wonderful post full of enthusiasm and fantastic work with Infusions! xx

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  4. Great experiments, love your lady liberty!

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  5. Stunning card. It's a lovely colours....fabulous the effect that the original print can be seen from under the infusions. xx

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  6. I think your play is Wonderful!!!!!!!! All the backgrounds are fantastic as is your finished piece!!!

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  7. ah yes, I see the Infusions bug has bitten you as well!
    great atc's!

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  8. Oooo. The powder ink splatter is fabulous! I am so glad you entered this at the Emerald Creek Dares.

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  9. What interesting experiments Alice! Love your substrates and what you discovered! The finished piece is great!

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