Saturday 12 October 2019

2019 #15 Coral: Fluttering Soul with ESN {by Autumn Clark}

2019 Topic 15: Coral

I was really interested to see how Autumn managed this cool ombre effect with her gel plate and 2 contrasting colours such as soft blue and coral. It's such a pretty effect and super-striking! Sara's bold stamps sit perfectly on top of the gorgeously arranged layers! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you, and I am thrilled to be sharing here on the PaperArtsy blog again today.  I was so excited to get a chance to play  along with the Coral topic and two of the yummy new Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints (Coral) and (Peach Nectar), which I mixed with a little (Blue Oyster) and (Aquamarine).  To me this palette is very bright and cheery and sets the perfect stage for our beautiful PaperArtsy Eclectica {Sara Naumann} Collection (ESN33) and (ESN34).

I chose a simple ombre effect with my gel plate, achieved by brayering each color towards the middle of the plate.  My substrate was a variety of old book pages and scrapbook paper.  I was interested to see how I could create a large variety of stamping surfaces with very little supplies.  

I have always been drawn to bold imagery for stamp art and Sara's designs are just that!  I picked out the best portions of my gelli printed papers for my stamping, then tore each and every leftover scrap into just the right sized bits to add contrast and layers where needed in my four card designs.  

I used a ColorBox Chalkz ink pad in Charcoal for my stamping.  I love how this ink works with Fresco Chalk Acrylics.  Splashes of Nougat bring in more contrast.

I used upcycled packaging to build height with my layers, tucking in bits of doilies and scraps of lace along the way.  The cardboard is easily stapled and I made marks with the staples here and there for interest.

When working on collage style cards like this, I often make the entire set simultaneously.  This helps me spread out my elements evenly and make the most of my creative time, which we all know is more and more precious...

I hope these cards have encouraged you to have a little printing party with two or three of your favorite paints.  It has been such fun to see what colors each contributing artist has paired with Coral these two weeks.  We hope it helps you see the color in a whole new light.  

Until next time my friends, Autumn

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Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! These are SO beautiful Autumn! Lx

Miriam said...

These are gorgeous Autumn

Words and Pictures said...

Beautiful cards, Autumn - the collaged layers are perfect and I love the sharp contrast of the fresh blues.
Alison x

Anneke said...

Fabulous set of cards!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Absolutely fabulous !

craftytrog said...

Stunning cards Autumn! xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow! Stunning cards Autumn! I would never have thought of using this colour combo but it is so gorgeous!! Love the stamps and love how you layered all the elements! Fabulous creations!! hugs xx

A Pink said...

Fabulous Creativity, Autumn . Love the colour palette and all those wonderful layers .
Tfs x

Etsuko said...

Beautiful project AutumnII They are lovely cards with coral and light blue colours combo. xx

Lucy said...

These are gorgeous cards, Autumn! I love all the little details and the blue with the ciral,

Lucy x

Chris said...

These are so beautiful Autumn, I love them! :)

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paperwishesbyamanda said...

Just lovely colour combination and these stamps are so good on your gelli prints. Looks like it was such a lot of fun. thanks for inspiring us all. xox