Friday 1 December 2017

2017 #18 Torn, Ripped, Burnt: Organic Art with ELB {by Claire Snowdon}

2017 Topic 18: Torn, Ripped, Burnt

If you are unsure about tearing up things, then in this post Claire shows you how step by step and the results speak for themselves! Let's do this!

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon here on the blog with you today, and I'd like to share my torn, ripped and burnt loose leaf journal page.

I decided to create a journal page....and quickly decided that a loose one might be a good idea as I was planning to burn it and I didn't want to end up setting fire to my whole art journal!

I loved creating this page as it has so much texture and feels very organic due to all the burnt edges and the colours I selected for it.

I decided to use an A4 manilla cardstock base and use deli paper for the ripped textures.  I created a type of masterboard on the deli paper and used a whole variety of stamps from the Lin Brown stamp plates Eclectica {Lin Brown{ Set 29 (ELB29)


and ELB31 ...

along with Paperartsy Fresco paints Zucchini, Tinned Peas, Green Patina, Key Lime, China, Blue Oyster, Glass Blue, Beach Hut, Bora Bora and Chalk.

I started by ripping and burning some plain deli paper to create the first layer before moving on to ripping and tearing up pieces of the masterboard, burning the edges as I went.

I spent a long time burning the edges of both the cardstock and also the loose edges of the torn deli paper before using a quote from Eclectica³ {Alison Bomber} Set 02 (EAB02) as the  focal point.

Some extra stamping, splattering and mark-making was added after the piece was all together to create a further sense of depth. Also some Prima Finnabair rust paste added at the end aged the page further.

This was a really fun page to create - I did do my burning outside (just in case!) but I love the irregular shape it gives my page.  I would like to try to create another page in a similar vein using a much brighter palette to see if that organic feeling would also be present.  I also have plenty my deli paper master-board left over to be used up in future projects!

Hope you enjoyed my post today and will join in with the challenge!  


Blog:  Claire's Crafty Makes
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This looks like it came together perfectly! The colours are very 'Forest Floor' Don't put it in a journal! Hang it on the wall!! Fabulous!!! Thank you ~ Leandra

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SewPaperPaint said...

Incredible layering and such a gorgeous color palette! This certainly inspires me to play and make backgrounds. Hugs, Autumn

Helen said...

this is stunning Claire! I love the layers of burnt edges and the colours you've used.

Corrie Herriman said...

This is gorgeous ! Love it all !
Corrie x

Seth said...

Amazing layers and your color choices are perfect.

craftytrog said...

Wonderful layers and texture!!!

geezercrafter said...

Very inspirational Claire. Love the torn edges along with all of the layers. Magical creation.

Artmadnana said...

Oh I do love this Clare. It's so inspiring. I love your colour choices and LBs stamps are just perfect for this technique. The ripped edges are wonderful. Great creation!

Mac Mable said...

So organic and textural...thank you for the inspiration x

Art By Wanda said...

This is fabulous!!!! I love the layers, colors, tearing, burning!!! It all goes together so very well!!! Gorgeous!!!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love all those fab layers. It's like peeled bark. Lx

Kirsten said...

All those layers look great.

Words and Pictures said...

Utterly stunning torn and burnt layers, Claire - and I adore the natural colour palette, so perfect for Lin's stamps. Beautiful setting of the words too - a really glorious interpretation of the theme.
Alison x

Scrapcosy said...

I love it Claire! So nice layers!! The perfect frame for the beautiful quote!

craftimamma said...

Fab example of the effectiveness of ripped and burned pieces Claire. Lovely piece to showcase Alison's quote!

Lesley Xx

ionabunny said...

Love this. I feel my inner pyromaniac crying for release. Hugz

Miriam said...

stunning project Claire

Chris said...

A fabulous project Claire and I love the colour and texture! x

Hazel Agnew said...

That would have been hilarious Claire, had you set fire to your journal . Crispy results!
Love the feel of this piece. Shows the words off beautifully. Xx