Hero Arts September 2023 My Monthly Hero: All The Shine

Hello Crafters! Welcome to the  My Monthly Hero Kit September 2023 Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the fantastic 

Jennifer Kotas but if you’re just popping in you’ll want to head over to the Hero Arts Blog  so you don’t miss any of the inspiration along the hop or the giveaway!
Hero Arts is generously giving away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, September 10th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog.

For today’s card I used the classic kit. I wanted to create something with a magical forest feel where this gorgeous fall frame was the entrance to a whole other world. 

I die cut my frame out of watercolor paper and got busy adding color with the stencils. I chose to use the Core Inks so that the color underneath wouldn’t move when I added my gorgeous shine overtop. 

Once the coloring was done I tapped out a bit of powder from a few different metallic sprays onto my work surface. I missed in a little water and then happily painted away to various parts of the frame to add all kinds of shine. 

for the background I used the other half of my watercolor cardstock and created a fun ethereal background. I put down water and then tapped color off the nozzle into the background. I used my paintbrush to smooth any areas that were too strong.  Lastly I used one of the detail stencils to add a bit of gold wax to the frame for even more shine. 

You may have been asking yourself what shine?! Indoor lighting made it extremely hard to capture in a photograph so I took my card outside and NOW You can finally see how gloriously metallic these sprays are. The sunlight just makes it glow!! 

Per usual I’ll have a video up later today! 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Meg Brooks

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