Colour made me immediately think of my Distress Inks as they are my go to item when I want to add colour to a project. I can paint with them, stamp with them, make inky gorgeous backgrounds with them, dye ribbon with them and do this with them!
I had a wonderful inky time putting this together. As you can see I was quite a while making all these teen tiny paper bows. I learnt how to make them last week and now I think I am a bit bowed out!!
I loved the dimension of this piece and I think that the liberal use of cream highlights the Distress ink colour pallet. It makes a great reference point when I want to create Distress Ink colour combinations too.
If you want to try something like this I made a video of how I put it together. I like making these videos as it shows the design process and how fluid it is. You may start out with a firm idea in your head but the practicalities of creating that vision may take you in a completely different direction.
There is also a video on my You Tube Channel to show you how to make the origami paper bows. I would suggest starting with a larger bow first though!!
This project reminded me of another piece I made inspired by my treasured Distress Inks. Another celebration of the gorgeous rainbow of colour at your fingertips. This piece has hung in my open plan Kitchen Diner next to the Conservatory window and there is no hint of any fade at all......Might be a bit of dust though!