Thursday 14 January 2021

2021 Topic 1 Stamp Mashing - FP ECF I&D ESA: Fly Away {by Nikki Acton}

 2021 Topic 1: Stamp Mashing with ...

France Papillon * Courtney Franich * Ink & the Dog * Seth Apter

It is funny how inspiration strikes. Nikki re-interpreted an idea from a Gwen Lafleur class for this funky tag, creating zones for each of the different design styles. Colour too makes each section pop perfectly.
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Nikki here today (Addicted to Art) with a colourful and crazy tag for our Stamp Mashing theme!

I thought this was a great idea for a theme and I love mixing things up a bit - but my first idea ended up in the bin! I then looked around my craft room and saw a project I had done on a Gwen Lafleur online workshop and that immediately inspired me.

On Gwens's workshop she shared a technique of creating patches of colour and then using different stencils within each area. While my outcome is somewhat different  - this is what I have done here in the background. I sketched out some areas and painted, before stamping each section with stamps from 3 of the stamp sets.

I used 4 colours: Bougainvillea, Azure, Willow and Summer Sky 
and stamp sets... 

and FP012.

I added some black pen around each section of the background. As I wasn't confident getting my stamping where I wanted it I stamped some images on tissue paper - the vertical line from ESA15, the world images from FP012 and the postmark from VID10. This then gave me the opportunity to play with the composition prior to adhering!

As the background was so busy I kept the focal image of the clock/butterly in black and white (except for some splatters) and used the swirl from ESA15 (dissected!) to add the circles  to create a sort of pendulum under the clock.

A few credit card paint lines, some splatters. some edging and some extra numbers to balance the composition finished my tag!

This mashing up is a great idea, give it a go. Select a few stamp sets and make yourself just use them, nothing else. Don't be afraid to stamp images and dissect them like I have (the head on the clock has gone and the different sized circles are all from the same stamp.) Its good for creativity even if my first attempt ended in the bin.

Nikki x

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Miriam said...

Wonderful tag Nikki

Stampers Grove said...

Love this whole mashing up theme. Lovely tag Nikki. Thanks for sharing.

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous to have so much variety and yet end up with such a cohesive, lovely tag!
Alison x

PaperArtsy said...

I really love this sectional approach Nikki!! Really nice contrast of stamps and colours!!