Saturday, January 12, 2008

Shining Stones Backgrounds

The first "noise" challenge was Julia Andrus's "Shining Stones" background a la Trish Bee. It involves rainbow dye ink pads, glossy paper, mica pigments (I used Moon Glow w/ gum arabic for the binder), water, a heat gun and paper towels. For a how-to, please visit Trish's blog at

With the exception of the creole spice, which is a Kaleidocolor pad, I used Adirondack Big & Juicy rainbow dye ink pads. In order: Beach Comber with Moon Glow Fool's Gold; Waterfall with Pay Dirt Gold; Creole Spice with Fool's Gold; Hydrangea with Fool's Gold; and Tutti Frutti with Pay Dirt Gold.

This is an easy technique and the scans don't show the lovely gold shimmer.


  1. These are so gorgeous! I hope you're signing up for this swap on ccswaps!

  2. STUNNING! Gorgeous colours! So yum and lush!

  3. MAGNIFICENT!! BRAVO - can't even pick a favorite, I love them all!