Sunday 25 May 2014

Welcome GD: Kate Yetter Project #1 Art Journal Cover {Part 1}

"Hello Kate here and welcome to a new week at PaperArtsy. I am so thrilled to be a guest designer! My first project that I will be sharing is an art journal cover. I used the following PaperArsty products including a few extra from my stash".

I chose a stencil, laid it over my chipboard and spread the amazing Grunge Paste. Grunge Paste, unlike any other texture paste that I have worked with, dries very quickly. I love that I don’t have to sit for an hour to wait for drying!  

Make sure you are spreading the paste in a random fashion over the stencil. Making it too perfect doesn’t always look good. Here is how I did it. 

Next, I covered the window on the back of the front cover by cutting some plain cardstock.

I then took left over Chatsworth paper and cut it into strips of various lengths and widths. Again, randomness looks best. 

I then glued the paper strips over the white cardstock covering the window.

Apply a little bit of gesso over the paper strips but be sure to leave some color popping through.

I then applied a small drop of Sage and Guacamole FrescoFinish Paints to the front of my cover. I sprayed water directly onto the paint, allowing it to drip down the cover. I did this several times.

I then add a drop of Toffee paint to a Mini Mister and added some water. I shook it up until the paint was mixed, creating my own spray.

I stenciled over my cover using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Crafter’s Workshop stencil.

I took a script stamp from HP1011 and the compass from HP1110 and stamped them in  various colored inks over the cover, randomly.

At this point the background was too busy for me so I spread some gesso with a palette knife over various areas of the cover, being careful not to cover up all the color and texture.

I then started adding my embellishments. I put down some Lace and layered two stamped images from HP1110.

I wanted more color so I chose some darker colored sprays from my stash along with my homemade Toffee spray and dripped paint down the front of my cover.

Once the paint was dry I rubbed a little Copper Treasure Gold, using my finger, onto the textured areas.

I finished gluing my final stamped embellishments. And here is the completed art journal cover!

I hope you have enjoyed my first project, join me again tomorrow evening for more Paperartsy fun.

~ Kate ~

Leandra Says: A big warm welcome from down under Kate, so good to have you here, I simply love how you have captured a "rawness" to tonight's project with the textures and etheral colours in your journal. Look forward to seeing more.

Gillian Says: Big warm welcome Kate, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your art. Love the muted tones and textures to your art journal.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Kate's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday June 1st 2014  


Julie Lee said...

Lovely layers and textures to this project, Kate. Welcome! Julie Ann xxx

Helen said...

Loving the colours, Kate! Welcome on board.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful, Kate! Lovely to see you on here. Look forward to seeing more tomorrow,

Lucy x

Cocofolies said...

Really amazing!!! Although at first, I was not sure to like the final result, regarding the first steps... but at the end, this is just fantastic!! :) Coco x

Ruth said...

Ooohh! Beautifully textured and grungy, like this a lot!

Anonymous said...

Hello Kate, lovely to 'meet' you! This is a fantastic project. I love all the colours & textures & the images look great.

Dianne said...

SQUAWK, congratulations Miss Kate you deserve it, you know how much i love your unique work and we finally get to see how you work your magic creating all that texture and drips, SUPERB project for your first one, can't wait to see the rest, thanks for sharing ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Kate, love the added texture!

Hazel Agnew said...

Exciting layers and textures. Love it Kate. X

Unknown said...

Sublime travail

Unknown said...

Sublime travail

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kate - a really beautiful layered creation, with your trademark freshness and spontaneity - I love it!
Alison xx

Etsuko said...

Brilliant project, that's really gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Thrilled that you are a Guest Designer and what a fabulous project you have created, love the texture.

Keren Baker said...

Hi! What a fab first night- can't wait to see the other parts- love your style- the layers and pops of colour; beautiful!