Thursday, 9 July 2020

2020 #12 Embrace The Detours with Everything Art stamps {by Corrie Herriman}

2020 Topic 12: Typography

Ever thought of using your gel plate as a stamp? Corrie has some great ideas making the most of our typography theme in different ways on her beautiful art journal spread. Her use Grunge Paste through a stencil has such great impact too.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Corrie with you today, and I'd like to share my art journal spread with you that I made for the Typography topic. I love using letters and numbers in all my work and I also love art journaling so this project was a delight to make.  

I also used my favourite journal which is a Moleskine Sketchbook and lots of my favourite techniques, colours and materials. 

I did struggle with the focal point but in the end I chose this dapper chap from one of the Tim Holtz sets of Found Relatives. I added a piece of book text and some staples and a black mat to make him stand out more. I also stamped onto the white spaces of the photo to make it more in keeping with the rest of the spread. So here is the how I made this project: 

I love my gelli plates and this little one hadn't been used for a long time, so that is what I settled on. It is approx 9" x 4" and I put it onto a stamping block so I could use it almost as a stamp. I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics {Mermaid} and {Bora Bora} for the first two layers. 

This is the first layer. I just rolled some paint onto the little plate with a brayer and printed it in my book repeatedly until the pages were covered. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the second layer but you can see some of it in the picture below.

The second layer was added much the same as the first albeit not over the whole two pages. Again I brayered the paint, put mini mask {PM007} onto the wet paint, brayered over again to take some of the paint off and then printed.  You can see the pattern on the top of the right page and the middle of the left. I also added the first 'typography' which was some pieces from old books.

Next, I used stencil {PS021} and some {Grunge Paste} to add more interest and more 'typography'; in this case numbers.

The next thing was some more paint, I added green to the edges, I really love the blues and greens together. In this case I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in {Teresa Green} and {Granny Smith}. To tone it down a little I used my brayer again and rolled over the pages with white {Snowflake}.

Because I lost most of the pattern of the stencil {PM007} I used in the beginning I added some more with a piece of foam and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic {Snowflake}. Now I was ready to add my third and final colour.

And my last colour was pink today. I also finally added some stamping! I used three of the Everything Art Stamp sets for my background stamping : {EEA03}, {EEA04} and {EEA05}. I used whatever inks I had in the right colours (Distress Oxide, Versafine Clair and Archival.)

To finish my spread off I added Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic in {Little Black Dress} with a palette knife along the black stamping on the edge.  I pondered about the focal point for ages because I couldn't decide what to use. In the end I chose this 'Found Relative' by Tim Holtz, layered it onto black card stock and added another piece of book text as a little label. I also added white splatters and a sentiment which is made out of two sentiments from Everything Art {EEA02} and the '&' from the big background stamp {EEA05}. I stamped them onto the edge of the book text I used to keep them the same colour as the collaged pieces. A doodle line around the sentiment strips and here and there along the edges finished it off.

I love how all the elements work together on this art journal spread. Obviously you could use lots of the same techniques and materials for cards and any other projects too. I just happen to like art journalling because you can try out different materials and techniques in your journal and even if it doesn't work out you can just close the book and put it away. No pressure.  I hope you enjoyed my process and have a go yourself ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by here today and I hope you will visit me in my other locations too: 

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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

2020 #12 It's My Life with Hot Picks {by Lynn Good}

2020 Topic 12: Typography

Art is an absorbing process and Lynn shows us how to keep persevering with a page until you get it just right. Adding layers upon layers gives amazing detail.  Her painted stencilled tissue paper looks particularly effective and all the lovely doodling creates real expression for the stamped face.
~ Keren.

Hi everyone, it's Lynn Good (Memories on the page) with you today and I'd like to share with you an art journal page that I have created for this week's theme "Typography".

I began this page as a single page and it took over and became a double page ! Let's see how I created this.

I did start with an idea -  I knew the stamp set I wanted to use (well two).  They are HP1504EZ and HP1802EZ

I wanted to created a background using the stamps and tissue paper so I started randomly stamping.  The tissue paper I used is nothing fancy - actually tissue that came with a pair of shoes that I brought!

I liked the page so much that I decided to adhere it in my journal page just as it is.  I have used a Decoupage glue for this.

I then added some crackle texture paste through Stencil PS166 - once this was semi dry (as I don't have a lot of patience!) I applied Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints - Coral and Red Lipstick.  I sprayed them with water and then used the stencil to dab and blot onto the next page.


I then added some Zesty Zing for highlights.

Now to push it all to the background a little! For this I have used Stencil PS187 and Snowflake Paint with a makeup sponge.

Of course, then Murphy's Law!!!  The background stamps were lost more than I would have liked so out with the stamp ink and put some more on!!  The fun part of Art Journalling is layer, layer and layer!

I then decided I needed a focal point and that focal point needed a background - so I used the same colours through stencil PS137 on tissue.

While I was waiting for this to dry, I was looking at the opposite page where I had put the excess paint from the first stencil and thought - maybe I could incorporate that page so they blended together.

So I added the extra paint I had left over onto the page

I decided to use the Stencil PS187 that I had used on the previous page with Snowflake paint, but this time I used it with the crackle paste. (not sure where that photo ended up but the photo below does show this step!)

I then needed to add some more of the stamps, so back to the tissue stamping and adding images.  I got so involved in this stage that I forgot to take photos!  You will see behind the head that I have added the tissue with the paint through the stencil I did previously as well as some line working with black paint pen on the left of the page.  I also added some black paint around the edges of the page.

But it still did not feel complete so I decided to sleep on it for the night.

I decided that it needed more work, some of the "flowers" buds coloured in and some random marks here and there with colour and black.  I needed to scribble around the head in both black and white, and highlight the eyes.  Once this was done I was happy with the result.  

Here are some close ups:

I hope that you have enjoyed this process - sorry it was lengthy!  But sometimes the pages need to take on their own journey and so what started out as a single page focusing on stamped images tissue morphed into a double page!

Lynn xx

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