Saturday, 9 May 2015
Playing with stamps, ink and paint in my journal, part one
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was good and your weekend has started well. When I saw some of this month’s challenges I had a bit of a shock and a surprising revelation. I have not played in my journal since March. How did that happen?!
Then I remembered I’ve been drawing in my A4 journal and haven’t played in my little journal. I decided to immediately change and this week I have done a little sketching and some journaling too.
On my first page I upcycled an ugly background sheet that I was not happy with. I was, again, experimenting with the products I own and I’m really happy with the end result of the background paper. I had used an A3 sheet of paper to mop up overflowing ink and water. This sheet was coloured yellow, pink, orange from overflowing ink and red splatters from a spray ink. Once dry I took my Pro-Markers and a Dutch Doobadoo stencil colouring in some areas, but not all and I hated it, lol. I thickly layered white acrylic paint onto the sheet making sure that none of the design or colour was showing before adding purple acrylic paint, Perfect Pearls and glitter. This is the first journal page I have to share with you today …
I love the stamps, colours and texture!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
Take one was the purple textured background paper started off as a sheet of a mellow yellow paper that was used to mop up too much ink, spray inks and water (I’m heavy handed). After it had dried I used a pen and a 12” square Dutch Doobadoo stencil to pick up and colour some areas of the stencil but not all and I hated the end result.
Take two was to cover the sheet with a thick coat of white acrylic paint so that the area was covered and I wanted the sheet to have texture. Next step, once dry I used purple acrylic paint, Perfect Pearls and glitter to colour and left to dry.
Next step I used a Steampunk clock stencil and sprayed ink through (yes I had to mop up after that too!), and I removed some ink with a baby wipe as the colour was too bold and overpowering.
Next step once dry I tore off part and used a script stamp to over stamp with an Adirondack IP and I heat set the inks. I put it to one side whilst I stamped and embossed some birds and butterflies and I coloured them with my Aquarelle watercolour pencils – love them and I love the background!
I want to try the background technique again and next time I’ll photograph it step by step so I’ve a visual reference for me. DH had asked what I was working on at the moment and after having a chat we came up with some more ideas and experiments for me to try. He’s an angel where my arts and crafts are concerned and regularly encourages and helps with ideas. I know I’m very lucky as not everyone is like this.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment, I will be back tomorrow with another A5 page which was a lot of fun to do too. It’s been a while since I did some single A5 pages and I enjoyed it. However I am in the middle of doing a double page spread and hope to share that with you soon! I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this weekend ttfn Karen x
Stamp: The Artistic Stamper: Neil Walker A6 Birdz stamp set
Inspired by Stamping: Butterflies stamp set; Visible Image: Revolution stamp set (script)
Stencil: Splodgeaway 8” square Steampunk Clock stencil *
Miscellaneous Tools: heat gun; paint brushes; pot of water; pallette knife
Card Paper: snippets card, paper and vellum for stamping, stencilling and experimenting
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Faber-Castell Aquarelles watercolour pencils
The Works acrylic paints; WOW EP: WC05 metallic silver EP
I mixed Perfect Pearls and some glitter onto the acrylic paint whilst it was still wet
Adhesives/Mediums: Collall all purpose glue; Versamark IP
# VOS: 5 years minimum old and no idea if still available to purchased or where from
* I won this mask from another blogger and have checked Splodgeaway On-Line shop and it doesn’t appear to be available any more