Wednesday 28 November 2018

2018 #21 Matchbox Art: Crushed with HP {by Bryan Evans}

 2018 Topic 21: Matchbox Art

We can always rely on Bryan to come up with something just that little bit different. And on this occasion, crushed matchboxes are the order of the day. Bryan has a great commentary on his creative process. Fun! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Bryan from Geezer Crafter with you today, and I'd like to share with you my collage using one of the new sets of Hot Picks stamps, some of the new Fresco Paint range, and a stencil by Sara Naumann.

My collage came to life from this stamp. I was rearranging the letters to make a new word.

I like incorporating parchment within my collages as a different texture. 

PaperArtsy Stencil 090 (PS090)

Loved how the Versafine Smokey Grey inked through Sara Naumann stencil 090 resisted some of the layer of Fresco Chalk Paint Mustard Pickle.

Very pleased how the crushed matchboxes added interest and texture to my collage. Tissue paper glued and sealed with Ranger Multi Medium Matte worked for me. 

Love the combination of Surf's Up and Mustard Pickle.

Love the target stamp!!. Addition of 'do' aided by the use of a Uniball Signo Gel Pen.

I was going to use the 'flower' part of this stamp, but I do also like using the negative spaces left behind when cutting out elements. So I went with that.

I really enjoyed working with matchboxes, love the effect of them being crushed!! I am looking forward to seeing some 'alternative' match box art. Next time I must remember to add the interest of stencils within my art. Really enjoyed using parts of stamps and cutting up stamped images.

Happy Crafting. Bryan.

Instagram: bryanevans7772

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Hazel Agnew said...

Loving the humour, balance, continuity, colour and ingenuity of your piece Bryan. You always make me smile. Genius!! Xx

Words and Pictures said...

A very cool, grungy piece of machinery, taking the eye on a great journey from crushed matchbox to crushed matchbox - clever!
Alison x

Corrie Herriman said...

Very cool as always Bryan !
Corrie x

Etsuko said...

Very cool and great imagination Bryan!! As always. xx

Lucy said...

This is great, Bryan, i love the way you have created another word,

Lucy x

Mac Mable said...

Great use of parts of the stamps and love the fun idea of crushing the matchboxes. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x.

Miriam said...

Brilliant Bryan. Can always trust you to create something awesome and different!

craftytrog said...

Love this Bryan!