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Friday, 25 July 2014

Graph'It Marker Challenge - Hot Colours With An Optional Extra Of Airbrushing With A Straw!!!

Good morning. It's challenge time again over on the Graph'It marker blog and we want to see your hot colours. In addition this week we've had a go at airbrushing with a straw! I have to be honest and say that I almost didn't join the airbrushing part of this challenge as it made me go "Eeekk". However, I'm glad I did, as it has given me lots of inspiration for future projects. I'm not thrilled with this one but I literally ran out of puff not to mention time! I really hope that you'll give this a try and enter the challenge - remember we have a fabulous Graph'It Marker prize and you don't even need to use GI's to enter!


Anyway, onto my offering for this week. I decided after much panicking that I'd try my hand at graffitti but on a small scale. So I created some simple stencils using a graffiti font from Dafont and a very basic bomb. I then taped them in position and started airbrushing with a straw........EPIC fail!!! Nothing, not one single drop of ink landed on my page. So I dug out my aerosol air dusting cannister which proved a little too powerful and sent ink everywhere. Finally I found a solution when one of my fellow GI teamies Claire C suggested using an empty biro case - thanks Claire :)




When I removed the masks the images didn't really pop and I was more than a little disappointed. So after a bit of a sulk I decided I'd see what would happen once I outlined them with black ink - best move ever, the images came to life and popped right off of the page. Once I was completely happy with the background I ran it through an embossing folder to give the appearance of a wall.


I was going to use a printed backing paper, but again it toned the graffiti down too much, so I decided to create a random spray painted effect background using the straw technique again.

Finally I coloured the boy image from the Pretty Tuff CD added some dimensional glue and mounted him onto the card.

Ingredients:
Graph'It Markers
Airbrushing: 8150, 5245, 1180, 7155, 9909
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4135, 4170
Trousers/Hat: 9100, 9103, 9909
T-Shirt/Shoes: 5210, 5245, 9501
Pretty Tuff CD

If you do decided to give this a go, please let me know, I'd love to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by

Claire x

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:

10 comments:

  1. This is amazing Claire! I love it.
    Hugs
    Anj
    xx

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  2. wow What a great technique...when I have enough puff I might give it a go - I have used GIs as water splats using my mount block and the mix it fluid but not tried this yet!!! I love yours, so vibrant :)
    Sandie

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  3. Wow this is stunning Claire x

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  4. Oh wow Claire love the affect of your airbrushing it looks great maybe one day if I'm brave enough I'll give it a go
    Jenny x

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  5. your card is soooooo cool Claire! i love the colours you "air brushed" with it looks like real graffiti!
    have a great weekend!
    hugs xx Cara xx

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  6. The background is amazing! Fabulous card Claire!

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  7. This is fabulous, love the colours and great image.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Claire this is just awesome ! I love everything about it
    Hugs Sus xxxx

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  9. I can just imagine the inky mayhem that was caused with this one. SO much fun though - love it :D

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  10. This is fabulous, love the bright colours, well done on the airbrushing! xx

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