Tuesday, 17 July 2012

WOYWW 163

It’s the world’s most famous nosey-fest time again! Click on the WOYWW link in my sidebar to go to the lovely Julia’s blog and find out what it’s all about!

I have been experimenting with my new Dylusions Ink Sprays – I’ve done a post all about it, but thought I’d show you what I did in my second session. I’m doing a flower swap with Judy soon, and thought I could combine colouring the flower pieces with creating some backgrounds, using the flowers as masks. These particular pieces will be made into roses (pattern courtesy of Penny Duncan – thanks Penny).

On the left you can see my kitchen roll which has been used as a giant blotter! Dyan Reaveley, who invented the Dylusions inks, frequently uses her kitchen roll in this way, simply rolling the whole thing over the work, which absorbs excess ink without moving what’s underneath. You end up with loads of beautifully coloured sheets of kitchen paper which can then be used for other projects!

At the back of the desk, in front of the inks, you can see some strips of watercolour paper that have also been sprayed – originally I threw these away but then thought they could be used in projects, so I rescued them and sprayed them along with the rest.

This is the Most Fun Ever. If you haven’t tried these inks, I thoroughly recommend them. The colours are so vibrant, and they react with water, blending wonderfully, and can be lifted off when spritzed and blotted. So much potential!

Thank you to everyone who visited my blog last week. I managed to visit quite a few but never manage the whole list – there are just too many these days! Have a happy WOYWW, everyone, and I look forward to seeing what’s on everyone’s desk this week.

If anyone would like, or knows someone who might like a second-hand Cricut machine, please let me know – mine is in Shoshi’s Blog Shop. I no longer need it now I have upgraded to the Black Cat Cougar.

81 comments:

  1. Love all of the beautiful art you've been creating!
    Visited you last week to congrat you on your spot but was unable to leave a comment!

    Have a fabulous week!

    Create With Joy - #2
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  2. What a great idea using the kitchen roll, must remember that, ooh I need kitchen rolls. hee hee for some reason you have been relegated to #3 and I thought I was #3 but saw I am now #5, even signed myself as #3 on Julia's blog, somewhere somehow the gremlins hit again. BLACK CAT COUGAR??? What the heck is that?
    Bridget #5

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  3. I really like your dylusions pieces. You chose a really great colour palette and I can't wait to see what you do with your dyed paper towels.

    Happy WOYWW.
    cheers, #5

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  4. I scrolled down and read how you made those backgrounds and the inks are to dye for (OK, bad pun). I also use that technique for wiping my inks from a page. A clever idea, too. Happy WOYWW from number 6 this week.

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  5. I love my Dylusions too can't seem to use them enough. I ironed on some sizing to the backs of some of my paper towels to use in my journal works great and the texture is awesome thanks for sharing have a great day

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  6. hahhaa I almost feel bad now when I dont post a photo of my dinner, I should do some lunches and breakfast
    Bridget #5

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  7. What a GREAT idea about the towel roll. Your roll looks delicious and yes, it will breed great ideas on the project front! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and
    papemelroti

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  8. Hi Shoshi, what beautiful colours you've created with the flowers as masks and such a busy desk (unlike mine)! Great idea too with the kitchen roll as a giant blotter- must try that.
    Take care and happy woyww
    Elaine #23

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  9. Hi Shoshi, don't you just love that feeling of getting inky and messy? I am very lucky as Dyan's studio is only a couple of hours away and I have been to several of her classes and she makes it all look so easy - I jut end up with a mess but you have done a brilliant job with yours, love the colours in this and your previous post. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #9

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  10. Hi, only me again, yes they are 'really useful boxes' and they were a bargain at £5.99 from Hobbycraft for the lot.

    I am a bit concerned that I do not get your posts even though I follow you, will have to look into that. A x

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  11. I just read your question about the rose. YES, it will last as long as the fabric because it's encased and sealed. I would never use mod podge, though. Just Golden Gel Medium.

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  12. ohooo up graded, lucky you...I still haven't downgraded to anything yet!! Love the colours you've been playing with!!!Thank you for my snoop!! Have a great week! HaPpY WoyWw!!!

    ((Lyn)) # 28

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  13. I am going to have to have those sprays. I am adding them to my list right now. Love those colors. they are really vibrant. #30

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  14. Shoshi those sprays are superb, like you say most of them aren't that great but I might have to look into these! The black cords are to hold the ribbons nice and neat, you feed the ends through and it stops them from unraveling and you can just pull the one you want and then cut it neatly. No more fraying ends or spooled ribbon unraveling everywhere!

    Hugs
    Brenda 8

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  15. Hi Shoshi,

    Getting a jump on visiting desks this week. Look at all those great inks! Your papers look wonderful - the flowers gorgeous.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay #36ish

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  16. For me trying to visit as many as possible has been an expanded week end of WOYWW visitations, there is no way I can manage it in one day!waving hi from hills of North Carolina :) ( not yet numbered )

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  17. It sure looks like you are having a blast of a time with those sprays, do they sparkle at all or are they just vibrant bright colours? I don't know anyone who actually has some.

    Like the idea of the flower swap always nice to use products from someone else. Oh and the paper towels as backgrounds just awesome.

    Thanks for visiting me
    TTYS Eliza #11 again

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  18. What a cool way to even your ink, TFS!

    #55

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  19. Yes the colours are fantastic on those sprays arent they - I havent got any (yet) as I havent played with my mists for a while so cant jusify buying some more just yet! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 58

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  20. I too was playing with the Dylusions sprays prior to snapping my picture of my desk today. I love the vibrant colors and the way they blend together. I wish though in someways they would just stay put at times. Have a great week! Vickie #67

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  21. Morning Shoshi! I have had that happen so many times but to loose the no 1 slot :-(. I love those sprays too - but not the mess. I keep an old box when I do it and use it as a spray booth. Lovely pinky project!

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  22. Love the dylusions background - and the paper towel! Helen 22

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  23. I am excited to hear that Dylusions inks are coming to South Africa soon. I love the bright colours...I also use my rollor towel like that.

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  24. Love your ink spray experiments - just gorgeous! That kitchen roll idea is genius. Have to use it!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #82

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  25. Hi Shoshi,
    Your post is great fun, as is the previous one. I'm enjoying the Dylusions too...and the inky desk, and the reams of coloured kitchen paper, and the inky desk, not to mention tea cups. I will leave your instructive post open to study it some more. Thanks for sharing.
    Ros. #80

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  26. Oh I am loving these inks too..they are not really me and yet I love them and am having so much fun with them!!!!! Love the look of your pieces trace x 56

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  27. I love those sprays as well but they don't half stain your fingers, still, cheaper than a posh manicure. I use the kitchen roll to mop up but sometimes do a double impression putting a second piece of paper over the inked one, saves on ink and you get a softer colour on the second one.
    Ann B
    #85

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  28. Spllooosh, spray, squelch.. you can tell how much you love using those spray inks from this post and the previous one!! Lovely vibrant colours there, makes you feel happy!
    Your ATC did arrive Shoshi - it's beautiful, thank you..and I did recognise it. I'm glad that the pin cushion is proving so useful for you. I will show your ATC when I get back off my hols!

    Hugs, LLJ #70 xx

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  29. Jo & I played with the Dylusion when were were over at Cardarians (Dolores) we dyed some twine and made rope, the colours are very pigmented and vibrant - very much fun was had, I like your background...

    dxx thanks for coming by earlier...

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  30. These are definitely on my list, the colours are just so LUSH!! Happy WOYWW Cindy

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  31. Shoshi! After seeing your pages I am suffering with Dylusions Ink Spray envy even more now. But I will have to hold off for a while investing in some as I have just got some Pan Pastels and shall have to add to my colour range before I go onto something else.Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog about suitable paper for mixed media. It was very helpful.

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  32. Gorgeous colours!!! Love the inks! Trish #78

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  33. I agree - they are lush and richly coloured. I only have a couple of them but use them a lot. I can't see the point of using ones that are pale. At least with the deeply intense ones you can decant a bit into another bottle and water them down if you fancy a pale shade. There is little you can do to intensify the light ones!

    It al looks lovely and I envy your swap partner :)

    MA (1)

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  34. Hi Shoshi, looks as though you are having a blast with those dylusions and the kitchen paper does look too good to just throw away too. Got to say that when I first heard the name Black Cat Cougar on TV, I thought the reference was for a new upcoming American drama series ... how wrong could I be :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #75

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  35. Amazing colours, Shoshi. You look as though you are having great fun with your sprays. I don't have any Dylusions but have many other sorts and love them to bits. Your kitchen roll is looking a work of art in it's own right.
    Have fun and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #97

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  36. The kitchen roll looks fab... I wonder if you could dye fabric that way.
    I have to ask, what is a black cat cougar?
    Laura
    94

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  37. Love those colours, the inks really are vibrant. It all looks great, can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Have a great week.
    Von #44

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  38. Love the inks and such stunning colours,

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    1. Thanks Jan! Couldn't find a blog of yours to leave a comment on so I hope you spot this! I'm having such fun with the inks as I'm a glutton for colour!

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  39. Very pretty colors. Look like some great products! Thanks for sharing!
    Glenda 98

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  40. Love the vibrancy. I have just recently bought 6 of the sprays, but not the pink, think I may have to now. Love your desk. Francesca #93

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  41. Hi Shoshi,
    I enjoyed my visit to your place yet again. There's always so much going on...those colours are so vibrant and what a simple but clever idea to use the kitchen paper.
    Have a wonderful week ;D
    Neesie #13

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  42. Happy WOYWW. Those sprays look a lot of fun - will add them to my crafty wish list. Ali x #113

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  43. Great spraying, I like the colour combo on the blotter with a little more purple and green splashes, funny what you spot when you are having a nosey!

    ** Kate **

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  44. Lovely colours. Those spray inks look great - looking forward to see what you will make with them!
    Bernice #25

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  45. I can see hubby hyperventilating if I used a kitchen roll in such a manner. I've never used or seen Dylusions inks in action. I like the idea of spray inks and can see the usefulness of them. I sell A Muse and they just now came out with some sprays called Splash so I'm looking forward to trying them. I might even try your kitchen roll trick just to pester hubby since he suggests that I sometimes do things to purposely drive him nuts.

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  46. Those inks really are beautiful, vibrant colours. Have they got mica in them, or do they dry with a sheen? They appear to be almost pearlesent in your photos. I hope we get to see the finished flowers. Kate #131

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  47. Hi shoshi visiting your blog as saw your post on WOYWW . I love delusions but you do get in an inky mess. TFS crafty hugs Annie x
    Ps I am now a follower x

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  48. Thanks for the peek, I love what you are doing with those flower masks, and what a fabulous idea with the kitchen roll! Off for a play! K x

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  49. Such pretty, vibrant colors!
    I need to look into those sprays! :)

    Mary Jo #119

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  50. Hi Shoshi another week gone by hope you are having fun with those sprays. It goes everywhere! I too have kitchen roll like that. Thanks for sharing, hugs Erika. #99

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  51. Hi Shoshi,
    Glad I'm catching up with you again this week. I had my dylusions inks in this mornings post. I'm so busy at the moment though working for some stamp companies that I won't have chance to play with mine for a while. WOW the colours are amazing. I will have to keep up with your experiments until I can break mine out!!
    Have a inky week!!!
    Julie(paperpathway) #96

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  52. Beautiful, Shoshi! I'm intriqued, but holding off on a new obsession! Have a great week! Thanks for visiting me already! Darnell #142

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  53. Oooooh! I love your inks and all the fun you're having with them! I can't find them here in Victoria...might have to break down and pay for shipping... Thanks for your visit. Happy WOYWW!

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  54. Wonderful colours Shoshi, and I just bet the kitchen roll ends up looking absolutely glorious, as well as the stuff you've been spraying. Di #10 xx

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  55. wow, love thoses sprays! so intense and you get flowers to match...you clever lady! As for the menthelated sprits on Wikipedia they say that it is the same as denatureds alcohil (I looked up menthalated sprits one day after watching an Austrailian show called Lush House because she used it in a lot of her homemade less-toxic cleaning recipies and I had no idea what they were) I think any strong alcohol will work as alcohol is the solvent in the ink. It is not too expensive to try and at least you can clean with it if nothing else:) Happy woyww! Lindsay #33

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    1. I have just replied to Lindsay on her blog about this subject. Methylated spirits and denatured alcohol are not the same thing, having a different chemical formula. There is a lot of confusion over the whole issue which I believe needs resolving - for everyone's safety!

      Shoshi

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  56. Gorgeous, gorgeous. I need say no more...

    I would have taken you up on the Cricut if I wasn't already the proud owner of a Craft Robo/Silhouette.... sorry!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  57. Love, love love this. Might just have to go into my craft room and have a play!!!
    Emma #109

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  58. Another new product, new to me anyway. Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by. #60

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  59. wow, i love the vibrant colors! happy WOYWW!
    thank you for sharing!
    hugs,#20
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  60. Wow, looks like you have been very busy. Love the colors of the sprays you have chosen to use. Thanks for sharing your space and thanks for stopping by mine. Hope to see you next week.

    Mindy - The Determined Scrapper

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  61. I love the vibrant colors and I keep eyeing the Dylusions in our store since I saw your last post with them. So pretty, I might have to bust out the wallet!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by my desk.

    Belinda (39)

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  62. Thanks Shoshi for the info on the Dylusions.... I've been teetering on the brink so long but now feel a "Must Have" coming on.
    Thanks too for your visit to mine,
    love JoZarty x

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  63. just love the colour effects you have created, gorgeous flowers!
    Debxx

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  64. Gorgeous colours (and in the post above) so no doubt, in your capable hands, gorgeous flowers for us all to see pretty soon. Looking forward to seeing them.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 71 xx

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  65. What a bright and colourful desk you have this week Shoshi.
    It certainly looks like you’ve had fun with your inks!

    Thanks for visiting this week and………

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x
    #51

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  66. ooooo look at this bright desk of loveliness! They look amazing! Happy belated WOYWW! Victoria (87)

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  67. Thanks for stopping by. I can see you are well into Dylusions - I haven't quite got the bug yet.... Your little spray/drying box is so cute and I'd like one of those other heat guns too but not alot of stock of them around. My ATC has gone to Peggy in the Philippines btw. BJ#79

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  68. amazing colours aren't they! fab flowers .
    the after shot of your inky fingers did make me smile
    thanks for popping by earlier
    caroline #63

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  69. Hi Shoshi you sure are having fun with your Dylusions Inks...love all those gorgeous flowers...happy WOYWW hugs kath xxx

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  70. Your flowers are fabulous! Love what you're doing with those inks!! WOW!
    And thanks for visiting my desk! Happy WOYWW! Carol N #117

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  71. Love that flower factory you got going on their!

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  72. These are so pretty, love the colors. Great idea about the paper towel roll!

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  73. what a clever idea re the kitchen towel,just seen your finished flowers and they are fab,thanks for visiting me,sorry i am late
    kay #65

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  74. Wow! looks like you're having great fun with the dylusions! Some really lovely effects and great colour choice! thanks for the tip on ink dusters, I will look into those, I couldn't do any more with my altered box this weekend as my wrist was still too sore from last week! So definately need to look into an alternative as it can't be doing me any good! x

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  75. Great flower factory! I've checked out you other flower posts and I can't wait to see a hydrangea. The colors are fantastic! Thanks for your visit to my desk the other day... I'm quite late for WOYWW, but at least I'm here!

    Cheers,
    Susan #126

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  76. what beautiful colors! Cool idea using paper towel rolls and then using them for other projects! Lots of creativity going on! Yes there are a lot of us too visit! I am honored that you took time to visit me! Thanks for leaving me a comment too! Valerie #157

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  77. Love the Dylusions and they do not clog up like other sprays.
    Thanks for visiting.
    Carol

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  78. Wow wow wow I'm late this week so I have been looking through all your gorgeous vibrant posts to get to woyww, and wow your creations especially flowers are AMAZING, such stunning work. Thank you for your kind words, they really helped. Happy woyww :-) Kerry x

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