Posts Tagged ‘Gloss Spray’

Tuesday with Tara {take 258} Happy Tweet

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I set aside some ME time over this past weekend and took the facebook live class Dina Wakley was teaching using her Gloss Sprays.  I made a hot mess and had a blast… many of the backgrounds will be cut up for other projects since they don’t really have that ‘stand alone’ quality, but I learned a lot and had fun.  I can’t wait to get more colors and play some more!  I took a few of the pieces I created and turned them into a card to share with you for today’s TWEET theme.  Enjoy!

The main background features a resist technique we did with gesso.  I used colors from the first bundle for this project, I only have 6 of them so far but the other 6 are on their way.  I am already looking forward to purchasing the new release and getting 8 more colors!  The deepest color you see here is Night– it’s a lovely deep, almost indigo blue and it really helped to ground the other colors I was working with.  For this, I applied gesso to watercolor paper very thin, then thicker through a stencil.

The scribbly bird and sentiment (from Picket Fence) were both stamped on backgrounds I created using a gel plate.  It was my first time working with the gel plate (though I’ve had it for quite a while) and I enjoyed seeing how paints & gloss sprays worked together on it.  I had several pieces that came out quite pale, like these, and I think they are perfect for stamping on!  I did add a tiny bit of color to the bird with a Scribble Stick, which gave it a bit of a watercolor wash.

I kept my card very simple since the individual pieces had so many interesting details.  I wasn’t able to capture the glossy finish of these sprays in my photos, but they really are fabulous and give so much texture!  I expect you’ll be seeing a whole lot more from me using them in the future…  Can’t wait to see what TWEET project you create today!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 257} Fa La Latte Ombre

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve used Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays in Lemon, Olive & Turquoise to create this easy ombre background.  I wanted to have lots of space to let the colors blend and overlap, so a slimline card seemed like a fun size to work with.  Starting with a strip of white card stock, I sprayed each color to cover approximately 1/3 of the strip.  Once I had good coverage & no white showing, I removed the nozzles and splattered across the paper for some extra contrast.  This was actually my first time playing with the Gloss Sprays, and they have a really neat sheen to them (especially where the paint is thicker, like on those splotches) that was really hard to capture on camera.

I challenged myself to take today’s ‘ombre’ theme and combine it with Christmas in July… a bit tricky when you are working with colors that are more reminiscent of summer than winter!  I selected some Christmas dies that I purchased after Christmas last year and hadn’t played with yet, and decided three large snowflakes (from the Tim Holtz Wreath & Snowflake set) would be great for a slimline card.  The colors on my card have a whimsical feel, so I chose this fun little coffee mug image from the Festive Things set.  Coffee is perfect any time of year 🙂  I selected cardstock scraps that were close to the colors in my background and cut the mug three times, layering the two pieces for contrast.  Each was layered onto a glittery die cut circle.

I was debating whether I would add a sentiment to my card… and once I decided on one, I had to figure out how to do it.  I could have used alphabet stamps or dies, but instead I did a little ‘stamp surgery’ to create the sentiment from words in the Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte Stamp Set.  It’s easy to do with good quality photopolymer stamps!  Make a clean cut to separate the parts you want and you can rearrange them as you need- in this case I only had to move & shift one letter!  If I need to use the original ‘fall’ word, I can easily place them back together on an acrylic block.  I used my Tim Holtz mini snips, but any sharp detail scissors will work.

I decided to play up on the whimsy of the card and cut imperfect layers for the fun sentiment, which I arranged under the three snowflakes.  Here’s another look at the details.

Hope you like it and are inspired to create some easy ombre with Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays!  I know I’m looking forward to playing with them again!

Inky hugs,