Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Words & Paintery February Challenge, Art Journal Cover

Hi everyone!

Back to show you my designteam interpretation of the Words & Paintery February Challenge. I hope this colorful moodboard will inspire you to play along with us too. At first I wasn't sure what to make of the colors, but the team made some wonderful projects and I love my art journal cover too!
You have until March 15 to come up with something ;)

Get yourself an album with a cover you can embellish.

Apply white gesso on the cover, let it dry.
Then use a Prima stencil with TCW light & fluffy modeling paste to create a pattern.

Use another stencil, TCW "Art is" (261S), to create a little more patterned background. Through the CCB/TCW bloghop I got to work with this light & fluffy modeling paste and I ADORE it. If you use your heatgun the paste gets very puffy!

 Adhere some different frames and cover them in white gesso.
(Frames are from Prima, Action, Aliexpress.)

Since I recently bought myself a Bigshot, I'm learning to use it. I found that this craft foam runs very easily through the machine, gives volume and it's easily painted in another color. Finally some use for that stash of outdated crafting stuff. I don't remember what brand the die is from, but it's a tiny one. Diecut some of the figures, cut them into pieces and adhere them to the cover.
Later on I added a bit more on the upper right side, those frames needed to be connected more somehow.

  STEP 6
Use Tattered Angels glimmermists in the shades Apple, Pink Coral and True Turquoise,
and spray the cover.
Adhere the tea infuser to the cover. (This was actually the beginning of my project, to create something revolving around its oily colorblend.)

Stamp some dots using a small Prima stamp, Versamark ink and
Frantage Embossing Enamel 'Aged Teal'.

Cover a chipboard/grungeboard letter 'A' with  bit of lace. aint the letter with TCW Gold Gesso. Add Prima Finnabair Texture Paste White Crackle, allow to dry on its own. Spray Tattered Angels glimmermists Apple, Pink Coral and True Turquoise. Add clear crackle medium and another layer of TCW Gold Gesso.
(Keep playing until you're happy with the result.)

Add various embellishments like a metal lightbulb charm, little cameo, Scraberry's mask, Scrap Unlimited face, metal zipper pull, metal half birdcage, metal bird charm, wood window frame cut to size and metal wings from Scrapberry's.
Spray them in the colors glimmermist used before, and brush some TCW Gold Gesso over the surfaces.

Color the letters 'R' and 'T' with the pink and blue glimmermist and add a layer of clear crackle medium.
Use TCW Gel Medium and Prima Arts Stones in 2 sizes to give the project a little more depth and structure. Sprinkle some blue mica flakes over certain areas as well.

I'll leave you with some more pictures and close-ups, hoping to have inspired you to create something equally colorful and join our challenge.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Words & Paintery January Challenge, Mixed media Layout "Sunshine"

Hello all!

I have been neglecting my blog a bit...
I have been busy, though. For the January challenge over at Words & Paintery I created a layout, according to this moodboard. I had the perfect picture in those exact colors!

The quote was hard to incorporate at first, but then I came up with the lines from the song
"You are my Sunshine".
Please, don't take my Sunshine away.
If anything ever happened to my little boy, that would feel like an unrequited love to me. Heartbreaking...

Blend modeling paste with Tattered Angels Glimmermist "Dyon", apply through TCW Gabriella Pollacco stencil, spray some more glimmermist and allow to drip.

  STEP 2
Blend Glimmermist "Kiwi" and GlimmerGlam "Caspian Sea" with modeling paste
and apply through the same stencil.
In the top right corner I have used another TCW stencil, also by Gabriella Pollacco.

 Stamp some text around the stenciled areas with brown ink.

Apply a few coats of white gesso on the Creative embellishments chipboard text, before brushing several colors of yellow and green in an ombre effect on to the text and sun.
I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Dyon", "Marigold", "Kiwi", "Green" and Glimmer Glam "Caspian Sea".
Once dry, add one step crackle medium on the text, and add a gloss on the sun. (Yes, I didn't want a cracked sun...)

 Color some white open fabric with the same glimmermists, into an ombre blend of yellow and green. Cut the bits and attach them to the back of the picture.

 Using your die cutting machine, cut a bunch of foliage in different shapes and colors matching the color scheme. Spray all of them with Tattered Angels Glimmermists to give them more depth.
Tuck these all around the picture, serving as a colorful frame, lengthening the corn from the picture. Don't forget that upper right corner!

That was really all this time... Hope you enjoy my take, and give the challenge a go! I'm a little late posting this, but it still runs until January 15, so.

I'll leave you with some close-ups.

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