Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  We were given an Abstract Art site on Pinterest for our inspiration. I’m not so much into abstract art but I was in awe of some of the art on this site.  The challenge made me step out of my comfort zone a bit but I had fun.  I was inspired by the Texture with Gold and Tide pieces. The challenge was to find inspiration and then set out to use mixed media to create our own art piece.  I used Studio 490 Embossing Paste, Versa reinker, Versa pad, gold embossing powder,  Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink, heat gun, Impression Obsession Sea Birds.

KC Impression Obsession Sea Birds 8 left

I sponged both the lighter and darker blue ink on the paper using the ink blending tool.  I heat set the ink and then applied the embossing paste using a small triangle shaped palette.  Once I had the larger sections of paste on the paper I lightly tapped the flat side of the palette against the paper to create the finer sections of the sea foam. I heat set the embossing paste and then applied versa reinker to small sections of the paste and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I should have applied the gold with a brush so that I could have accomplished a much finer application of gold.  But it is what it is.

KC Impression Obsession Sea Birds 8 center

I applied versa to the sea bird and embossing with gold embossing powder. I attached it in the sky area with mounting tape.  The bird fills in some of the sky area and draws the eye up from the heavier sea foam.

KC Impression Obsession Sea Birds 8 close

Here’s a closer view of the sea foam and gold embossing. Although the gold became blobby I am still pretty happy with the project.  I have to admit that I didn’t venture too far away from my love of more traditional art with the sea foam and gull.  LOL!  I love the ocean.

KC Impression Obsession Sea Birds 8 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25