It's week 3 of my month as a guest designer for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!
The challenge this week is Food and/or Drink.
I decided to get a little messy and pull out some paints and a 6x6 wooden canvas.
I used teal and gray acrylic paints on the background. I like to apply the paint (both colors at a time) with an old gift card or piece of heavy cardstock instead of a brush. No brush strokes and lots of cool blending. Then I tinted embossing paste with Vintage Photo distress paint and applied it using the Moroccan stencil.
After that was dry, I used Watering Can ink with the Dot Fade stencil and Orange Blossom ink with the Cargo stencil. Then I flicked and dripped black ink and Antique Bronze, Tarnished Brass, and Fossilized Amber spray stains. Black Licorice gelato is smudged along the edges. I stamped a Simon Says Stamp/Tim Holtz Stamptember exclusive coffee stamp, which is slightly smaller than this one, on watercolor paper. I colored it with a waterbrush and Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Peacock Feathers, and Fossilized Amber distress ink. Then used foam tape to put it on the canvas.
Now the hard part is deciding whether to put this in my kitchen or leave it in my craft room!