My fellow Design Team members at the Friday Mashup have been coming up with some neat challenges, and this week is no different. For Challenge #182, Holly has an interesting one for us called the Galaxy technique.
Make sure to check out the tutorials- they were great.
- Create a project with the “Galaxy Technique.” Links to technique HERE &HERE.
- Create a project for “A Friend.”
- or Mash it Up! and create a “Project for a friend using the Galaxy Technique.”
I am always a bit out of my comfort zone with watercoloring and such but I found this to be fun. One thing I can say that I gleaned from the tutorial was to wet but not oversaturate my watercolor paper before adding some watered down reinkers to it with a paintbrush or aqua painter.
I started with black reinker then filled in the blank spaces in a tiny amount of Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, and I think Wisteria Wonder reinker- it may have been Elegant Eggplant? After I sped up the drying with my heat gun, I “flicked” some white acrylic paint on with a paint brush. I liked it but did not want to cover my whole card with it so I cut out an oval from Island Indigo and adhered it to the galaxy panel. I then inlaid the oval with a smaller oval of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
I heat embossed in white the SU Pictogram Punches stamp set with its sentiment and stars that I thought was a neat match with the galaxy theme. It was super easy to punch out the stars with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
I was tempted to use Heat and Stick powder with Iridescent Ice over the galaxy but thought it might be too much. I also did not want to re-do my galaxy if it did not look like what I wanted! Instead I literally covered the whole panel in Clear Wink of Stella pen. Below is a pick that actually magnifies the effect- it is much more subtle in person. I looks really cool!
I sure hope you play along this week- I think you will find it really fun!
Hop on over to the Friday Mashup and check out what the girls created for inspiration…
WOW! That looks great, Cindy!
Your galaxy looks fabulous Cindy. I love this technique and how you did the ovals. Great job.
You created a fabulous galaxy! Out of this world! Love it!