I was so in love with the smooshing/water coloring technique that I learned from Justine Hovey, that I decided to do a rainbow colored ATC (Artist Trading Card) series with this Chandelier Inkadinkado stamp set (which I have had for ages but never gotten around to using until today).

20150624_193121I used 140 lb Strathmore water color paper which I cut down with the Tim Holtz ATC and Corners Sizzix Die (I also cut down medium weight chip board to create a sturdier base). I misted water on the water color paper and used my non-stick craft mat to smoosh out (yes, that’s the technical term) the following colors for each ATC:

20150624_193105ATC 1: You LIGHT Up My Life
Peacock Feathers
Squeezed Lemonade

ATC 2: Be the Light – Matthew 5:14
Picked Raspberry
Spiced Marmalade
Squeezed Lemonade

ATC 3: Let Your Light Shine
Seedless Preserves
Salty Ocean
Squeezed Lemonade

20150624_192724I helped along some of the ink movement with more water misting, and to get more intense colors, I dried the ATCs between adding layers of ink colors with a Pentel water brush.  Finally to finish off the edges I inked with Black Soot.

Over top of the chandeliers I used Studio G glitter glue and over the flames and light bulbs I used a metallic gold Gelly Roll pen topped with Recollections Sunflower glitter glue. Lastly I found some quotes about light that appealed to me online and printed them out on white card stock. I cut up the sentiments, glued those in place, and outlined each segment with a black Uniball ink pen.

This ATC series is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp + Mist Challenge (Top 3 Winner)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Anything Goes Challenge

The following is a video share of this ATC series:

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