Monday, 23 February 2015
Drips, drops, alphabets, butterflies and snippets ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and your week has started well. I have three new followers for this mixed media journey and I want to welcome Claire, Shilpa and Kerry – I hope you will like what you see here because I’m having a lot of fun!
I got to have a little with stamps, stencils, inks and paints this weekend and it felt so very good. When I started to decorate the paper I knew I wanted to push myself a little further than I normally would by adding more ink and paint than usual and I did that and I love the end result too. Considering how this paper looked when I started I’m actually quite proud of the fact that I didn’t bin it and just pushed through to make a gorgeous bright page for my journal. Anyways enough of my waffle here is what I have to share with you today …
The double page spread and this is the end result of using stencils, Gelatos and lots of inky mica sprays
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
We Do Doobadoo Challenge #4 Spring Greens
The paper started life as a mop up sheet from me using too much water during my first play with my Crafters Companion Aquatints after Christmas. I was adding colour to some card when I realised that there was too much water on my non stick craft mat. I grabbed the closest paper that I could and mopped/blotted the tinted water to stop it dripping onto the floor. I put the sheets to one side and forgot about them.
I found them again last week whilst sorting some stash. Below is a photograph of how this sheet started out. I hadn’t planned to use these sheets and originally thought they would be re-cycled but something about the ink colours and the way they spread appealed to me and I had a ‘what if moment’. I let go of worry and expectation and followed my heart adding ink and paint, grabbing a stencil, masking tape, Gelatos, water and finally a script stamp and Distress ink and heat set it. I grabbed two old bottles of red and green mica sprays and added those to the sheet and sprayed some water and held it up to drip down the sheet. I grabbed my water spray and blended it out a little. Some of the ink started to go muddy so I grabbed a baby wipe and mopped it up. Finally I heat set it and put to one side. I thought I was going to use this for a card and an A5 journal page so I cut it up. Then I thought I want a double page spread and stuck both sheets into my journal so that I get to keep it lol! I grabbed some other snippets of inked paper and card and stamped butterflies and the sentiment, cut them out and stuck them in …
I hope you like it as much as I do even if the colours aren’t your type. I’ll be trying this again because I had so much fun and found it so very, very liberating too! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Visible Image Revolution text stamp
Premium Art Brands: alphabet stencil
Papermania alphabet stamp set
WPlus9 Flora & Fauna 2 stamp set (butterfly)
Inspired by Stamping Australian Nature 1 stamp set (butterfly)
Heat gun; pot of water; paint brushes
Card Paper: yellow pastel paper #; snippets paper and card for stamping butterflies and sentiment
Colours: Spectrum Noir Perfectly Primary Aquatints; Faber Castel Tropical Gelatos (pink and turquoise ones)
Distress Ink Pad: Salty Ocean; Red and Green shimmer sprays #
Glues: Cosmic Shimmer
Other: La Blanche rub on #
# very old stash + 8 years old so no longer sure if available to purchase