Saturday, November 12, 2022

Hot Mess - Take 40

It's the 12th of November, time to get messy. (insert deer-in-the-headlight look) As you likely recall from previous 12ths, I am not one who likes messes. Not one bit. BUT a challenge is only a challenge if it stretches you, and I'm up for the Hot Mess Success Challenge. 

Barb, Carol, Darlene, and I create cards for the Hot Mess Success challenge each month and share them on the 12th. 

It's Anything Goes - as long as there is something messy involved.

Maker Forte has some powders known as Kaleidoscope Powder. I own four of them but have never had much success using them. (I've always thrown my attempts in the trash.) I did some research and decided to give them another try.

One of the techniques I read about was stamping with clear ink (I used VersaMark) then using a fine brush to add the powder to the image. 

I tried that with minimal success as you can see in the picture above. I did have to carefully brush away some of the excess and then set it with some hairspray (the cheap stuff).

I wasn't totally satisfied. It seemed a little sparse in areas. But the color looks fabulous in real life.

So, then I got cre8tive. I added VersaMark ink to the edge of the die-cut designer paper and then brushed the Kaleidoscope Powder onto it. I really liked that look.

The Kaleidoscope Powder is VERY FINE... and tends to go everywhere. Not to fear though. I have one of those mini battery-operated vacuum cleaners to clean up the desktop.

Be sure to check out the other Hot Mess gals blogs, too, to see their cards (you'll be WOW'd!)... 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

: PSX {Pinecone & Holly} stamped with VersaMark Ink

Papers: Hammermill 110# White, Papercut Antique Stardream Metallic, and SU Pretty Peacock CS and DP from my scrap file

Messy Medium: Maker Forte Solar Flare Kaleidoscope Powder

Dies: Birch Press Hello Honey Script, MFT Stitched Rectangle, and SU Stitched Shapes (Circle)

Embellishments: Ribbon from an unknown vendor


kiwimeskreations said...

Well done for a fabulous result from your getting messy and trying the technique again Jeanette. This is striking

Barb said...

WOWZA--this is so pretty. I need to get mine out and try it. Very Nice!