The Hen House now carries a full line of the Adirondak Color Wash sprays. These are textile sprays that are not diluted so most techniques for paper require you to water them down a bit. I really thought the sprays would be the perfect background for the Dylusion stamps.
Here are some of the cards that I made. The mushrooms were embossed with clear ink on craft paper before I sprayed the Color Wash. I then stamped the leaves and used a white pencil for the veins, mushroom spots and sentiment. The white stitching on the edge was made with the Tim Holtz "picket fence" Distress marker...fun to use. I used "tea dye" Distress marker to color the mushrooms.
For this second card, I just sprayed a scrap of craft paper and ribbon and then stamped the black solid leaves and then the open leaves border. I colored in the open leaves with a green Prismacolor pencil. I used the white pencil on the sold leaves, for the faux stitching around the ribbon, on the "thanks" (from Paper Smooches) and on the striped circles. I used a different green on the other circles. I was going to use this card in my August class, but there are way too many steps to qualify for "Fast and Fun". It was fun but definitely not fast. ;-)
This last card is the one I will be using in my August Fast and Fun class. It incorporates a lot of the techniques of the two previous cards but in an abbreviated and hence "fast" way.