Friday, 21 March 2014

Journal Page {with Lynne Perrella & Hot Picks Stamps by Marjie Kemper}

Hi everyone, Marjie Kemper here with an art journal page using Lynne Perrella's fabulous hot air balloon stamp. I'm honored to be the Guest Designer here today.

Wanting to have a play with Fresco Finish paints and Crackle Glaze, I watched this tutorial video from Leandra, before trying the technique. It's a quick one with very nice results, and the video shows you exactly what to do.

I then gathered my supplies. I used stamps from Lynne Perrella Collection 08 and Hot Picks XT05EZCrackle Glaze,  Fresco Finish paints (Baltic Blue and Mermaid), Ranger archival inks, a border stamp, pallete knife, paint brush, ink blending tools, distress ink, and shipping tags. Other supplies included collage bits, Matte Medium, Ranger's Distress Markers, a white Posca paint pen, Tim Holtz's Idea-ology gears, several stencils, and the new Sizzix Frameworks honeycomb die.

When trying a new technique, I like to make a few samples as I go, in case of mistake (or happy accidents). I painted three of the tags with Baltic Blue and then spread on the Crackle Glaze in a thin layer. Once dry, I painted a top coat of Mermaid and within just minutes my cracks were set.

I stamped the balloon image from LPC 018 with jet black Archival Ink and colored it in with Ranger's Distress Markers. I also lightly sanded around the edges and used the brown distress ink to age them.
LPC 018

I glued a bunch of random bits of paper to my art journal page, mostly collage bits from another project. I was really happy to remember I had a piece of balloon art (and even happier to actually find it in time for this project!) that would complement the stamped image. 

Once my collage pieces were dry, I added a wash of both the Mermaid and Baltic Blue Fresco Finish paints (diluted with Matte Medium). I liked the look so much that I went ahead and did the left side of the spread too, so I've a good start on another day.

Next it was time to start playing with some stencils, adding color with the ink blending tool. That compass stencil is a new one from Ronda Palazzari. I used the innards' of the new Frameworks honeycomb die and stamped (and cut out) that border stamp a few times to make an edge long enough to cover my left side. 

(I  mentioned I make multiples when trying a new technique. You can see Version 1 of the stamped tag in the top left of the photo above.... that was a definite 'ooops' but I ended up being able to use the unstamped area as the perfect surface for my 'expect great things' sentiment, below.)

I love how the cracks in my tag came out in such detail, yet my stamped image is set as if it was stamped on smooth paper. I also like what the white pen adds... I always mean to use mine more often!

This Hot Picks XT05EZ stamp reminds me of a buckle (or a hinge) and I used it to 'ground' the tag, so it wasn't floating in mid air. The 'expect great things' is a sentiment stamp from my stash.


Hope you're inspired to have a go with Crackle Glaze! I'd love to have you pop over to my blog to say hello whenever time allows. Thanks!


A huge thank you to Marjie from all at PaperArtsy. This page is so my cup of tea, I love all the elements.layers and details. Crackling is such an effective technique and yours is perfect. A really gorgeous page, I am sure lots of people will be inspired. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 23rd March 2014.


Unknown said...

Great page and fab colours

Helen said...

Just fantastic!! Love that stamp.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Hello Marjie!! lovely to see you here. What a great page. I love what you did with the balloon stamp. The crackle is great to stamp on, you are so right! Gorgeous colours,

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

Great to see you here Marjie! Your page looks so cool!
Alison xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great page and techniques love it x

PaperArtsy said...

Adorable Marjie. Great colours, and so many interesting ideas to explore! Thankyou
Leandra x

Anonymous said...

Hello Marjie, wonderful to see you here on the PA blog. Your journal page is fantastic, such great layers & textures & the colours are gorgeous too.

Lin said...

Brilliant page!! love it!!

Kathi said...

Gorgeous page! I love the colors, textures, and images you used.

Gabrielle said...

Wonderful journal page! Just loving the inspiration from these fabulous designers!

Colleen said...

Great pages and I love that image. I need to purchase some of the crackle it looks like you have achieved amazing results.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous page, great textures and colours.

Redanne said...

Hi Marjie, how lovely to see you here on the PA blog! Your page is fabulous, I just love the wonderful colours and that balloon you coloured with the markers is fantastic too. Anne xx

Anonymous said...

It is so exciting to see you here as Guest Designer, well deserved as this is such a fabulous project you have shared - so love that crackle.

Julie Lee said...

Wow! It's lovely to see your work here, Marjie: this page is stunning. I love your vivid colours and beautiful composition. Wonderful work. Julie Ann xxx

Art By Wanda said...

A fabulous page, Marjie!!!

Renee said...

Stunning work, Marjie! Wonderful to see you here this week as a Guest Designer.

mamablitger said...

Cant get enough of your art. You are always amazing me. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your artful creations !!
Hugs from Spain

Carol said...

gorgeous love the colours, layout, texture and embellishments :)

Cocofolies said...

Really gorgeous!!! Thank you for the inspiration and how-to! Coco x

butterfly said...

Wowzer - what a stunning page! How fabulous to see that amazing LP image through Marjie's eyes... astounding depth of colour, and wonderful stamping throughout. I love it!!
Alison xx

Kezzy said...

Wow absolutely awesome gorgeous journal page, I have so fallen in love with the colours. I love all the layering and stamping amazing. Kezzy :-) xxx

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