vrijdag 27 februari 2015

12 tags of 2015 - February... no 2

... as you can see, I was inspired by the technique Tim used on his tag. A few pictures from an antique booklet, some black and white stamped images, some black and white scrapbookpaper... bookpaper (music) ... and VOILA!

I am entering this in the following challenge: 

donderdag 26 februari 2015

zaterdag 21 februari 2015

The Original Documented Life Project: - 5

 I am doing the Original Documented life projectthe January theme being: 
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
 Art challenge for the 5th week:  Under Paper 
The prompt is: What Lies Beneath? 


 I am enterimg this art journal page of approx 20 by 25 cm in the following challenge: 
1. Craft StamperStencilling
2. Our creative corner - tic tac toe - I chose paints, stamps and stencils. 

The underpaper that I wanted to use, was just too smal, so I tore strokes, and adhered it to the page to make it fit. 
A thin layer of gesso was applied over it to tie everything together...  

With use of a gold structure paste and punchinella I made some circles. I was not happy with it, so smeared it over the page to get this golden shine over the background, and removed some of it with the punchinella and a wet cloth. Further coloring was done with distress inks that coordinated with the original colors in the underpaper. 

Now the fun started, yes, with my new stamps and stencil from Designs by Ryn!!
I added white structure paste over the beautiful maidenhair stencil, while drying it took up some color from the underlying distress inks. 
I added stamping of the water droplets, and colored some of them with a watercolorpencil, and of course added some highlights with a acrylic marker.  

Only thing I missed now was a script, but Ryn does not have scriptstamps, so I grabbed one from Art Journey. I stamped the leaves with it over the stencil. 

In real life it's way more colorful, and shimmery.


 I am enterimg this in the challenge on
1. Craft StamperStencilling

donderdag 19 februari 2015

Beautiful rope background stamp....

... in the new release at Magenta! 

 It is beautiful all by itself, it doesn't need much!

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1, Artist trading post - Alphabet Soup


STAMPS USED: (click on picture)


zaterdag 14 februari 2015

PAINT and stencils

I love making monoprints, especially using as little paint as possible, it gives such a subtle feel to the prints. 
I chose to only add a script stamped to it, to show all it's beauty. 

I am entering these two fairly CAS cards to the challenge of
1. Paperartsy - paint 
2. Craft StamperStencilling