zaterdag 5 september 2015

The Original Documented Life Project - week 20

Edited to add : 
I was part of the TOP 3 at Stamps and Stencils


An art journal page for you today... you could easily use the techniques to create a canvas, card or whatever you'd like to make! 
This is the 18 x 25 cm finished page...

Adhere tissue wrap to the page with decoupage glue. Apply a coat of decoupage glue over the wrap
as well and leave to dry. 

  Apply a thin watered down layer of gesso, leaving parts of the background in its original blackness (eg. the butterfly). Parts you want to 'hide' a bit, add an additional layer of gesso. 

 Use the 'Screen Print'  stencil to apply texture paste to the page, and leave to dry.

 Sponge the background with distress inks, and mist with water to make the colors blend. 
 Use the 'Word Association' stencil to add the word "Happy" with texture paste. Don't you just love that? 

Use the 'Screen Print' stencil to add the dragonfly with texture paste. It started wobbling a bit when I dried it with a heat tool, so maybe it's best to leave it to air dry, unless you like it this way, of course! 
As you can see on this photograph, I scraped some color off the initial colored texture paste, to give it
a vintage feel. 
Draw around the dragonfly and the word 'Happy' with a black non-permanent marker, and 'wash' away most of it with a wet cloth, or a brush with water (dab up the excess) 

Add white with white acrylic paint to the dragonfly and the word 'Happy' by first putting the stencil back on.

AND there you are..  

Some close-ups:     

as The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. DLP Art of the 5th week 20it's all about getting texture with modelling paste.
2. MMW - gorgeous textures
3. Stamps and Stencils - Up, Up and away with a twist


4 opmerkingen:

  1. Wauw, deze is wel heel gaaf. Mooie kleurtjes en wat een mooi stencil. Tja, mijn wensenlijstje wordt alsmaar langer. Dank voor je uitleg. Fijne zondag. Gr. GZ

  2. Great project, love this technique and your colors are fabulous !!

  3. Wat een prachtige pagina ! En bedankt om uit te leggen hoe je dat doet !! Die stencil staat intussen ook alweer op mijn wenslijst.... :))
    Groetjes, Enny

  4. I just love seeing how you put your layers together Ellie! This is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x


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