Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Starry Night Card

Welcome back for the second session of Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.20160723_SAF

In this session, we were shown a cool way to do a Starry Night scene by blending dye inks, then using water and acrylics:


I like the blotchy nature of the shadows… they don’t require real drawing skills, so I threw in a couple and their puppy dog, too. I dropped my brush resulting in a blob that serendipitously turned into the moon. Which called for a few moon beams dancing through the shadows. : )

This is quite a different method than the one I used previously HERE and HERE. I have some others bookmarked to try. Some day I’ll have to take time to compare them all and see which I like best.

There are some great videos on the instruction post, which you can see HERE, and this interesting and true quote:

It’s hard to catch the shimmery look the Mica Spray gave the sky, but here’s my best shot:


Materials Used:

  • Papertrey Ink Big Hugs die
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Lovely Lady, Ocean Tides
  • Memento dye inks: Elderberry, Nautical Blue, Summer Sky
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray – brushed pewter
  • Plaid Apple Barrel acrylic paint – Jet Black
  • Plaid My Studio acrylic paint – White
    • I used my Kemper spatter brush for the first time and I found the splatters were much more controlled than using a toothbrush or paintbrush. (I think I got it elsewhere cheaper, but can’t think right now)
  • Recollections white cardstock, silver glitter cardstock & shimmer card
  • Artistic Wire
  • Misc adhesives

I’m playing along with the following challenge – click on it if you want more information:

There are 8 more sessions to the Stamp-a-Fair fun, but since I have a raging fever, I doubt if I get any more done today. Perhaps I’ll see you tomorrow… Stay tuned…



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