I have started following quite a few collage artists on Instagram, and I am particularly transfixed by creations that layer translucent elements. Inspired by those designers, today I'm making some collage cards using The Ink Pad's wonderful collection of Black & White Translucent Flower Stickers.
I started by coloring a few of the smaller stickers using the Karin DecoBrush Markers. I loved how I could the use markers almost like paint brushes to blend the colors together on the translucent substrate. I did use my embossing gun to heat set them a bit after I colored, to make sure it stayed steadfast. I also loved how the light ink saturation allowed the beauty of these stickers to really shine through.
I used several vintage papers from the LB Deluxe Collage Packs to build my collage with the stickers. I applied some Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink using the StencilGirl Beach Grass Stencil and moving it around to get some random ink on my background.
Next I applied another torn paper from the LB Deluxe Collage Papers and began affixing my flower stickers ... I just love how you can see the text through the flowers.
I finished with a sentiment from Picket Fence Studios Walk, Crawl or Run Stamp set on ivory cardstock and a scattering of ivory gems.
For my next card, I decided to try coloring my flower stickers with Alcohol Ink Markers in monochromatic blues ... they worked well too, with more intense colors on the stickers. To add some inky interest to my vintage papers, I used the Picket Fence Studios Wonky Rainbow Stencil turned on its side.
Again I love how you can see the text through the stickers. This time I paired my colored sticker with two that I left just as they come.
This sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios Here is Where I Work ... because you know there are people in your life who would love to know you appreciate them.
Hopefully you're inspired to create collage with translucent elements.
There are so many stickers in this collection, you could make collages for days.