Tuesday 14 April 2020

2020 #7 Under the Sea: Stardust and Magical Things with ECL {by Lynn Good}

2020 Topic 7: Under The Sea

Lynn has judged the mood perfectly and has created something magical to help lift our spirits. Love how she's created a mermazing (sorry!) watery background with stamps and stencils that aren't sea-themed. Just shows how far a little ingenuity can take you.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Lynn Good (memories on the page with you today, and I'd like to share with you an art journal page that I have created for this weeks theme "Under the Sea".

This is probably my favourite way to create at the moment - an art journal page with layers on layers using stencils, stamps and paint.

When I started I was not sure what I was going to do, but with I knew I had the stamp set from Clare Lloyd (ECL11) and the colour blue.  At the moment with the way the world is, I thought a little stardust and magical things would lift the mood!

I started with 3 light colours - Blue Moon, Marbles and Aqua Duck Egg and covered the page using a baby wipe.

I have then added a brighter Fresco Acrylic Paint Colour - Smurf - through the Paper Artsy Stencil by JOFY PS166

It is strange process when you think about it - we add colour and then like in the next step, we use a lighter colour to push it to the background!!!!  I have used Fresco Chalk Acrylic Snowflake with a spatula.  I have then applied the Stamp EM49 which is one of Seth Apter's mini stamps (love this stamp as it is so versatile)  I then stamped with black Archival Ink.

And yep - we do it again - use colour to push the stamps into the background.

I have used the Fresco Chalk Acrylic Smurf (the same as in the stencil)  I find it is more pleasing to the eye if we reuse the same colours.

A final layer and then we will call the background done!  I have used the same stencil and Snowflake paint.  

I then stamped the image onto Paper Artsy Super Smooth Cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers.  I did the same with the other images.


I then collated my page and put some final touches on: outlined the page with black ink, put paint pen dots on the layout and stamped the stars which I have highlighted with embossing powder. These stars are around the layout in a shimmer and yellow but the shimmer ones are harder to see in the photo.

Here are some close ups:

I hope that this has given you some inspiration to create - to find a happy moment in these uncertain times. 

Lynn x


Miriam said...

Wonderful project Lynn

Caty said...

Wowww This is a Wonderful Art journal page !! I looove the lovely background, the colours and the awesome mermaid. Bravo!
Wish you a nice day, stay safe and well,
Big hugs, Caty