by Roni Johnson
Sometimes colors speak volumes and Imagine’s Color of the Month for March does so for me…Peacock Feathers. I love the rich jewel tones found in peacock feathers from the brilliant greens, lush blues to the royal purple not to mention the amazing metallic glimmer thrown in for good measure. Mother Nature is amazing, isn’t she? I tried to keep all of this in mind when creating a project to share with you. I decided to use one of my favorite techniques, color blending paired with the lovely VersaFine Clair inks, I think I came pretty darn close. I hope you enjoy!
Time: 45 minutes
Mask off the area that you would like to color. I have used JudiKins Eclipse Masking Tape but you could just as easily use scrap paper secured with washi tape or something similar. I wanted the colors to be bold like a peacock so I chose to work with a 2” wide area to ink.
Begin applying the ink to the paper using a Sponge Dauber. I like to work from lightest to darkest but that’s up to your personal preference. In this instance, I began with VersaFine Clair in Verdant (bright spring green).
VersaFine Clair in Shady Lane (darker green) is the next color in the lineup. Apply the ink beside the previous color, save the overlapping and blending till the end.
VersaFine Clair in Paradise (cyan blue) is applied next.
VersaFine Clair in Blue Belle (darker blue) is the 4th color added.
VersaFine Clair in Fantasia (darker purple) is the 5th and final color added to the peacock feather stripe.
It is time to go back and blend the colors together. To do so, look at your colors in pairs; use the lighter of the two colors to blend them both together. In this case, I am using the Blue Belle Sponge Dauber to blend Fantasia and Blue Belle together.
Once you are satisfied with the blending, remove the masking tape (scrap paper).
Spray the card panel with Sheer Shimmer Spray in Sparkle and let it dry completely.
Sprinkle a few drops of All-Purpose Ink in Vegas Gold on the Craft Mat; add a couple drops of Ink Potion No. 9 (or water) to the ink and mix. Use a paintbrush, toothbrush or another tool to flick the ink over the card panel.
Stamp a sentiment such as “hello” and a peacock feather image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne inkpad. Mat the Peacock Feather panel with Violet and Sapphire Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper; affix to a white card base.
- VersaFine Clair Ink – Verdant, Shady Lane, Paradise, Blue Belle, Fantasia, Nocturne
- Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle
- All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold
- Ink Potion No9
- Craft Mat
- Sponge Dauber
- JudiKins Eclipse Masking Tape
- Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Peacock Feather
- Paper Smooches – “Hello” sentiment
- Rinea Foiled Paper – Violet Starstruck, Sapphire Starstruck
- Silicone Baster
- White Card Base