Saturday, 10 November 2018

2018 #19 Tissue Paper: Fall Scene Stamping with ESC {by Autumn Clark}

 2018 Topic 19: Tissue Paper

For those of us up here in the Northern Hemisphere, autumn / fall is well and truly here. This post depicts the feel of our weather perfectly, rich hues, falling leaves, delightfully shaped mushrooms, and people hunkering down to hibernate and keep warn in front of an open fire perhaps. So Autumn's creative layers are a perfect reflection of our weather! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark with you today, and I'd like to share my latest tissue stamping adventures in my mixed media art journal.

This book is filled with "passage" themed collages, with various resist and tissue stamping techniques.  I couldn't resist adding a little woodland scene to the mix.  I hope you'll find these techniques useful in your creative endeavors.

Wanting to fully dive into the tissue topic, I painted my chipboard pages with a mix of Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint (Autumn Fire), (Caramel), (Chocolate Pudding), and (Nougat).

I adhered printed Tissue Wrap to my panels with matte Glue and Seal, then pounced on watered Nougat with a baby wipe to soften the black on the tissue.

If you've never tried tissue stamping, I strongly urge you to have a go!  The tricks I've learned are as follows.  1. Use Archival ink and not Versafine (because of the oil content) and stamp over scrap paper.  2.  When painting your imagery paint in reverse, meaning what accents you would normally paint on last you need to paint first.  Here I painted the white dots on my mushroom caps first and any shadows, then went back over with my filler colors.  And make sure to paint over a glass or kraft mat.  3.  Use a water brush to outline your images and tear away the excess tissue paper.  These feathery edges will blend better in your finished work.

I never fail to gasp when the tissue is adhered!  Look how these images from the oh so wonderful PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Scrapcosy} Collection (ESC05) overlay to create the scene!  There was no tedious fussy cutting of a mask involved and no gaps in the imagery.  The paint alone covers the layers beneath.  And see how those white spots and brown shadows on the stems come to the foreground...

The painted window from PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Emma Godfrey} Collection (EEG26) masks off part of the Tissue Wrap in the background.

I added some embossing in Claret over portions of the pages using the grass from PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Lin Brown} Collection (ELB33)

I also stamped Mini 62 in the background to help fill any open spaces.  I used a bit of Golden Sands Infusions to grunge up my background and tint any white space in my tissue.

To add some dimension, I mounted fussy cut leaves, a snail, acorn and a sentiment from PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Alison Bomber} Collection (EAB07), which I had stamped onto inky paper.

All these details come together to create this cozy autumn scene...  Can you feel the cool breeze?

It was such a pleasure sharing these pages with you today!  I hope your mind is dancing with ideas of how you can incorporate tissue into your stamp art.  We can't wait to see what you share in the current challenge. 

Wishing you a wonderful fall season, Autumn

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The current topic link Topic 19: Tissue Paper will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, 11th November 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

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PaperArtsy said...

this is stunning Autumn!!

Flo Langley said...

Lovely project :)

butterfly said...

Brilliantly done - the layering of the images is magical - especially those two fungi nestling together. Gorgeous warm autumn tones and a really evocative spread.
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Fantastic artwork Autumn! Brilliant range of techniques all painted to perfection. Yes I can feel a cool breeze! Nicola x

Helen said...

Autumn, this is beautiful!!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Autumn ...stunning!

Karin said...

This is a beautiful autumnal piece. I've been wanting some really good mushroom stamps. This set is going on my wish list

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Gorgeous :)

Hazel Agnew said...

Loving the colours and the images Autumn, in fact I love everything. Gorgeous mixture of images that give that cosy at home feel. Need the fungi stamp now! Xx

Helen said...

This is so beautiful - always love those mushrooms.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous pages Autumn - stunning colours and use of all those fabulous stamps x

Cassie Lynch said...

This is absolutely stunning. You are an amazing talent. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous make, Autumn!

scrappallino said...

WOW!!! Wonderful, amazing, incredible pages!

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous !

Redanne said...

Autumn, your 'tissue work' is fantastic, you have brought those beautiful stamps to life. The fungi are so beautiful! xx

Raquel Burillo said...

What a great idea to use the tissue paper to avoid the fussy cutting! All the tips you gave gave are gold, Autumn!! Looking forward to try these techniques!! Beautiful work! xxx

Lucy said...

Brilliant work, Autumn, and lots of good tips. I love how you have worked different stamp sets together so effectively,

Lucy x

Marty F said...

This is a beautiful layout, Autumn, I love it! You make it look so easy, my friend! Thank you for sharing your steps in creating this. Love love love it!! Hugs :-)

Ruth said...

Absolutely stunning! Layered loveliness and can’t see the join! Fab xx

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