Stamps: Close to my Heart "Happy Forever", Stampers Anonymous/TH "Bitty Grunge", SU "Happy Birthday" (don't know which set), miscellaneous larger heart stamp
Ink: SU really red.
Paper: SU whisper white, generic dark gray CS
Other: black and white acrylic paint, palette knife, pop dots, brad, black Sharpie.
Of all the shades of ink that I have, I do not have grey, so I tried something new and used acrylic artists paint to stamp. The thickness of the paint changed the look of how the stamp created the image. Notice the textured look. I randomly mixed the paint so that a marbled mixture was created. The shade variations don't show as well as I would have liked in the photo. The red blotches are created with SU ink. I edged the white panel and words with the black Sharpie to add a little more definition to the edges. I think the tiny hearts are nestled amongst the splatters nicely. I didn't want the card to appear too feminine. With leftover paint, I "grunged" another panel to use for an additional card sometime.
Hints: I mixed the paint on a margerine lid and you only need a black dab less than the size of a dime. Use more white than black to create the grey shade. Don't mix thoroughly to create a marbled effect. Cover with a wet paper towel or plastic wrap to keep moist in between uses within an hour's time frame.
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