I have been playing with the new splatter texture stamp from Darkroom Door. I used it on a panel that I was going to use as a background.
I started with a panel inked up with a mix of yellow and orange splatter. I then decided to ink up the pretty flowers with a mix of the same inks and stamp them in the panel. I decided to create some texture by cutting layers out of the panel and distressing the edges.
I was playing with a sherbert array of colors and painted them on my gelli plate to look like this:
I made about 3 backgrounds for this and then waited too long and my last sheet ended up sticking to my gelli plate. I peeled it off and soaked my gelli plate to get it clean. I decided I liked the torn texture on the background and used it as the base for my tag.
I laid the honeycomb stencil over the background and sponged on a layer of brown dye ink randomly over the surface.
I stamped the flower using black ink and colored with watercolor pencils. I stamped the sentiment and ended up embossing it in black embossing powder. I then stamped the flourishes around the edges along with pretty trim. I highlighted everything with a touch of white gel pen.
I stamped the butterflies on another scrap of the backround and colored them to coordinate.
Blessed Sunday to you! I had some time to play this morning and created a few different projects while playing with the new Darkroom Door release. The new texture stamps are fabulous and perfect for a little mixed media touch. I decided to join in on the Mixed Media Challenge around the house. I used an old toothbrush to sprinkle on my white acrylic paint.
I am swimming in cards and other projects but when the girls are looking for a birthday card for their friends they say there aren't any to be found. I decided today to try something a little more free form to see if this would suit a girl teenager. Although when I finished I realized this would make a pretty anniversary or wedding card.
I started with spraying an area on white cardstock using Tattered Angel - Cornflower blue Glimmer Mist. After that dried II spritzed a layer of white acrylic paint mixed with water to add a touch of white inky sprinkles. Next I used the Hero Arts - White chalk ink with the new Weathered Stripes texture stamps to stamp stripes across vertically. I decided to turn the stamp and repeat the stamping to give a hash mark effect.
Our youngest is becoming a teenager this week. (Although she has been acting like a teenager for awhile. :)
I was trying to create a cute card for her because she doesn't like the vintage look as she says. I have these adorable fairies from Penny Black drawn by Mo Manning and I haven't had a chance to color them in awhile.
I stamped her and colored her with my STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencil. I layered the fairy onto multiple circles and backed it with Memory Box papers. I just received a batch of sequins form Simon Says Stamp and I love them because they have a mix of sizes in a pretty translucent color.
Darkroom Door has a new line of stamps called Line Art. I inked up this lovely lady and created a jungle feel.
I started with a background made from a mix of paints on a gelli plate. I blended them together and then inked up several pieces of cardstock.
To get my images and sentiment to transfer to the background I stamped them all on tissue paper which I decoupaged to the surface. After it dried I used water color pencils (STAEDTLER - Karat Aquarell) to color the images and finished with a white gel pen highlighting my images.
I love how the background bleeds through to give it a soft undercoat of neutral colors.
Mid-summer is a time of hot temperatures, long days, longing for more
time spent by the water, and vacation. Whether your creative mind wants
to take a vacation or be inspired by Shakespeare; play with a Farmer’s
Market inspired paper line or stamp into a starry night frenzy - the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is Mid-Summer.
I kept thinking of Shakespeare's Mid-Summer Dream with the starry nights and fairies.
I made a variety of projects based on a technique I was playing with to create my dancing fairies.
I created a variation of the salt with inky sprays technique. I started with spraying a surface of white cardstock with yellow glimmer mist. I sprinkled salt on the surface. I let that dry. I repeated with Dylusions ink spray. I also created one more sheet with a darker yellow and orange mix.
After the salt dried I scraped off the inky salt and sprinkled it onto another sheet of white cardstock:
I then spritzed it with water to re-activate the ink but in small doses of color:
After that dries I scrapped off the salt and this is what remained:
This gave me a nice variety of backgrounds to play with I created a midnight scene:
I stamped script over the background (definition of dreams) which seemed perfect for my Mid Summer Night Dream. I then added the mix of flowers and grass along the bottom. I then sponged black ink around the edges. I took white acrylic paint and mixed it with water to make it very runny and then I took an old toothbrush (ran through the dishwasher first) and filled it with white paint. I then used my finger to pull the bristles back and sprayed the white across the surface.
I finished my scene with butterflies stamped in white ink over the surface and hand drew little crowns and a body for my fairies. I added the quote using black stickers.
My second project used the white background with the yellow fairies.
I sponged over a stencil to create the focal point with black dye ink and finished off the background with a mix of music, flowers and a bird on a branch. I added the music sentiment and sponged the edges.
Happy Saturday! I am so pleased it is the weekend. I am back today sharing a shabby chic wall hanging. I started with some fun rub-ons and pretty summery colors.
I started with placing some rub-ons onto a piece of leftover cardboard that was white.
I then used a mixed of orange, pink and yellow dye inks to sponge on a mix of colors over the background.
After I finished with the dye ink I used the Tim Holtz Stencil with embossing paste to add a honeycomb texture. After the paste dried I ripped a bit of the background and added a touch of white paint over the surface.
I finished my board with a stamped bird image (Stampers Anonymous and created a nest form white flower.