I've not shown any step out photos this month while I hosted Art Journal Journey, but I wanted to explain how I created this background made with various flash cards.
This is one of my favorite techniques. I mix Staz-on reinkers and 91% Isopropyl alcohol and spread it onto my substrate (in this case, flash cards) using a pipette. By mixing all the colors ahead of time, then adding the colors quickly, they mingle together and four Staz-on colors turn into many.Of course, once I added the other flash cards over the first layer, most of it didn't show.
The boy in the blue hat was heard to say "So awkward going back to school and saying hi to everyone you avoided for three months." It was a quote I found on the internet, and just had to use.
This is another look at the final layer. Materials I used include various flash cards, some of which are old, some quite new, four "children" from a same/different game I found in my stash, and Staz-on reinkers mixed with rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol.
Bleubeard and I are honored that you joined us today while we explored the awkward side of heading back to school, this month's theme at Art Journal Journey.