A few days ago I shared a card that was meant to be a “galaxy” background but didn’t quite make it … (you can see it HERE) … well – this is the card (above) I was planning to do originally!
This is my first attempt at a “galaxy” technique and I have to admit that I think there is room for improvement! 😉 I actually think this may be one technique that has a better result using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks (which I don’t own) rather than the DistressOxide inks that I used for this card. I am happy with the result but the DO inks create a softer more” chalky” look rather than a deep, dark night sky that can be achieved using the original Distress Inks or other similar dye inks. I think I might try it again sometime using some dye links with a nice intense black.
Anyway, I think this image is perfect for the card and helped to make the galaxy background work even though it wasn’t the best result. I did end up flicking some Finetec iridescent watercolour paints onto the card background. This is a really pretty metallic look paint that really adds some gorgeous sparkle and pearly colour. I think it actually lifted the look of the galaxy … what do you think?
- Forever Friends Classic Decadence Stamp set
- Honey Bee Partly Cloudy die
Until next time – have fun creating!