Ryn here. Special treat today! I have a Guest Spotlight for Bożena Adamusińska from Poland. She has made a wonderful photo rich tutorial using one of my designs - Water Droplets. I hope you enjoy! Please feel free to leave her a comment here or pop by her blog http://artcardbox.blogspot.com for the Polish version :) And now... In Bozena's words...
Bożena's Water Droplet Tutorial
I never thought I would ever get the opportunity to work with Ryn Tanaka. A few years ago I found one of Ryn’s cards online, created using her own stunning stamps. It took some time for me to find out who created these beautiful stamps. When I found Ryn and her shop Design by Ryn I did some shopping and I felt it was definitely not enough, because I just bought a few stamps, and I wanted to have them all. Life tends to give you dreams in portions so that you can wish for more... Not long ago I asked Ryn for some assistance and it turned out I got more than I dreamed of! Ryn offered me a guest spotlight and the opportunity to work with her collection. What a fantastic opportunity, right? Such chances come rarely so I grabbed a hold of it with both hands. I don’t intend to let go of it! :-) Here is my first card that I made for Ryn.
I also used some Distress Inks. In total I used 4 colours: Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot and Antique Linen.First I stamped my script background stamp on a white cardstock and I went in with mixed Walnut Stain and Black Soot inks to make it look like an old manuscript. I also removed some of the ink on the edges before stamping for a more vintage look. I then stamped Ryn’s droplets using Archival Watering Can ink. I used this colour instead of black because I did not want the impression to be too perfect.
Next step was to add colour to the droplets. For that I used some of the Tumbled Gladd Distress Ink which I smoothed on an acrylic block and mixed with water. Then I added some of that colour to each droplet.
In this close up, you can see the delicate coloring on each of the droplets.
Then I wanted to add a vintage look to the whole panel. I used Antique Linen DI to sponge the edges and some parts towards the middle of the whole piece. I left the middle part of the panel white, without any shading, to catch the viewers eye.
To achieve a greater depth I also sponged some Walnut Stain DI on the edges.
After that was done I wanted to add some shine to the droplets. I used my Sakura white Gelly Roll pen to add more details to the droplets.
To embellish my card I added some coffee coloured sequins, blue Gerlach crystal and “Miss You” sentiment from Serendipity, stamped on the vellum.
At first I just wanted to stamp the sentiment on the "parchment paper" but it turned out to be hardly visible. That is why I added some faded plum colour cardstock underneath it.
Here are a few pictures of the finished card.
Thank you for your patience and for still being here :) I also thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project today and that it will inspire you to create one of your own. I would love to see it!