Saturday 11 July 2020

2020 #12 Going Back To The Start with Eclectica Lin Brown Stamps {by Claire Snowdon}

2020 Topic 12: Typography

Really loving how the Kraft paper substrate, Kraft paper words layered on top and Walnut brown infusions tie this journal page together so well with those chiming shades of brown bouncing off each other. Can you see how the infusions sink into the journal pages for those spots missed by the randomly-scraped snowflake paint, giving  instant depth and allowing the same colour to have a two-tone effect? Plus plenty of Lin Brown quotes abound. There is lots to appreciate here!
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon here with you today, and I'd like to share with you an art journal spread I created.

I've gone right back to the start with this journal spread - back to Lin Brown's very first stamp release for PaperArtsy! In February 2013, Lin started designing for PaperArtsy with a series of Hand Carved stamps,and matching dies - you can see the original blog post here

I created my pages in a Prima Finnabair art journal - the pages I choose to use were two different ones; one was kraft and the other was already pre-printed with some typography, so I thought it would make a good starting point for this topic.

I scraped on a thin layer of Fresco Finish paint in Snowflake to give a good base for my pages. 

Then I added a mixture of Infusions: Green Man, Golden Sands, Emerald Isle and Slime.

I wanted to add more depth to the page so I added some Fresco Paint in South Pacific and Pumpkin Soup using my fingers to blend. 

Then added some script stamping using ELB30 and Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.

Lin has loads of different quotes in various fonts amongst all of her stamp sets so I chose a few of my favourites and stamped some directly onto the page using Versafine Black Onyx ink and some onto kraft paper.

All the quote stamps are from these sets: ELB01, ELB02ELB05, ELB28 and ELB33.

I took an old offcut of text covered scrapbook paper and stamped the flower and leaf  from ELB01 and ELB02 onto it and then fussy cut.

I added all the elements to the pages and then splattered them with gold pen.  Then to finish I added Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges.

I hope you've enjoyed my typography project and that you'll join in with this theme!  Thanks for visiting today, take care.


Miriam said...

Gorgeous journal page... I love this. Love the kraft and the colours!

Anneke said...

I really love this, it looks gorgeous! Lovely colors too! Thanks for showing very inspiring!

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Claire, and I love those stamps of Lin's!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it Claire... I like how we as designers for PA are all doing different type of arty projects.. I'm just sayin' hehe