Saturday, April 19, 2008

Step Outside Your Box Saturdays - Abstract







I get excited even thinking about creating these cards....it is weirdly relaxing to me. They are made by dropping food colouring....yes, food colouring.....onto hot press watercolour paper, adding salt then squishing plastic wrap on top. I make up sheets and sheets at a time then mount them in die cut cards and name them. The naming part is....well don't even get me started! These are my submissions for "Step Outside Your Box Saturdays" this week with the theme of "Abstract".

13 comments:

A Note From The Queen said...

heather these are beautiful! Who would've thought that food coloring could look so beautiful

Sherry/Cherie said...

Heather, you always have some innovative, creative idea going on. This is wonderful...and I love the naming...these are soothing, serene and very yogalicious!!!

Val Foster said...

Hi Heather. These are really great. I'm wondering how this would work with coffee filters??? They seem to be quite absorbent, so maybe I'll have to try this. Thanks for the idea.

BTW, I'm now tagging you, cuz I just got tagged.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Enjoy!!!

carolyn said...

These are beautiful. They almost look like dyed fabric.

Summer Gypsy said...

Heather,
How creative, girl!! I used to love to make watercolor paper earrings. I always gessoed, painted, then embellished. I bet the food coloring would work great for the earrings. Very, very inspiring!

Claudette said...

you inspired me to try this....love the results

glitterangel said...

What a great technique, they're fantastic.

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Beautiful! So soothing and yet thought provoking!

Adriana Whitney said...

This is beautiful! You inspired me to do a step outise your box art.
Your blog is great I am very happy I found it.
Adri :D

Karen Owen said...

Wow, these turned out great! I love the way you used them for cards. Perfect!

Gillian said...

Heather .. I do so love your ideas for trying different techniques, this looks great:)

Rosie said...

Thanks so much for reminding me to try this technique... I'd forgotten all about it!
Your examples are absolutely lovely and inspired my own 'abstract' piece!

Jean said...

So lovely....