This piece gave me such a heart attack. I used Prima stencils with Adirondack spray ink to create the top layer of the design on the right side of the background. After six hours of drying time the ink still came off on my hands so I Googled the problem.
Apparently on some surfaces the dry time can be lengthy and the suggested work around is to sprinkle clear embossing powder in the sticky spots, blast it with a heat gun and go on your merry way.
I did, it seemed good and then after the piece was all done I started to brush on the top coat of Mod Podge to seal it all in and in seconds I had a grey-black smoosh over the whole thing. It was horrible. If you look near her hair and the white 'dreams of love' you'll see the shade it turned... UGH! Not exactly colorful.
So I pulled out my Gauche Alchemy punchinella and covered over the worst of it in thick white hearts. They brightened things up, obscured the dark smooshy patches and saved the day. Crisis averted.
She just might be my favorite.
Did you see her boots? It's the teeny weenie picture of an alphabet sticker set included in my Echo Park paper pack. I've got serious mileage out of that 'contents' insert.