Saturday, March 1, 2008

More Smoosh

More smoosh! I just can't get enough...well, with the passing of my dear cat Zoe last week..I surely needed a pick me up. Luckily for me, I craft and can easily get lost in a sea of color and glitter and forget the pain for a while..:) So, now that I'm feeling better..and I've made just about every kind of cat memorial possible, I present my newest favorite thing! Memories Mists Smoosh XL...These are the samples from my newest YouTube video, I just sure to check it out to see exactly how these were made!

This is the first sample made in the video, from Memories Mists Diet Cola, Whipped Cream, Blue Martini, Plum Sake and Pale Ale.

This is the second set from the video, with a base of Pale Ale, Bright Gold and Blue Martini..the tag on the right shows the effect of Ultra Clean stamp cleaner on the wet ink. Those big droplets are dry..these are all scans!

This tag set was also a base of Pale Ale, Gold and Blue Martini. In this one, I pulled a lot of the wet ink, as it was still pooled, with the straw of the Pale Ale mister..looks so cool and underwater-y.

This one I love! This was a base of Amaretto, a nice rich dark brown, and copper. This shows the fun effect of only a few really large droplets. I can't tell you what all went into this one. Not that I don't want to..there are just many, many layers and pull aparts and smooshes. Sometimes you have to just keep smooshing until you get the look you like. Somehow with this one I ended up with Queen Elizabeth. Could smooshing be the Tarot of our Century?


bobbie said...

you are a genius! you have made me speechless elaine! i don't even know what to say, they are all just these little gems, there to be treasured. great!

Heather said...

Ditto what Bobbie said- I just drooled over your tags and watched your video. Wow- I am so inspired and I want those inks. You are a natural teacher/ demoer and you make it look so easy. I can't gush enough about you or your blog and videos!

Elaine Elwick Barr said...

Thank you both soooo much. I'm so excited that you had the chance to see! Thank you for visiting!


Nancy Ward said...

Yummy stuff! Love them...

Nancy Ward

Diane said...

These are just incredible! Wonderful combinations. Love them, love them!!!!