Monday 6 September 2021

2021 Topic 11: Twinkle Twinkle TOPIC INTRODUCTION

 2020 Topic  11 - Twinkle Twinkle

Hi everyone, Keren here with a glittering, flashing sparkly theme. Twinkle twinkle could have us exploring glitter, outer space, stars, nursery rhymes or lights. It's a topic nearly as vast as the twinkling universe and one in which I think our blog designers will shoot off in nearly as many different directions as there are galaxies!

Sara Naumann is well known for experimenting and more recently for her love of resin. She's caught the glitter in the project using a glittery embossing powder and has a wonderful twinkle in the project.

Chris Creswell glittered up some backgrounds which is a really good way of using glitter and highlighting texture whilst leaving the main images to 'sing'. It gives a crisp snowy effect perfect for these mischievous Zinksi characters to get up to no good!

Emma Godfrey took the theme of one of her stamp sets to do some star and sparkle based art. It fits in just perfectly here.

Onto some projects that I've found in my search. This next stencilled and painted piece is very beautiful. Using a rose stencil and making a galaxy lit up sparkling background. So very atmospheric.

I love how the next artist, Kirsten, has kept the background more neutral so it focuses our eye on the beautiful striped hair. She's used some lovely glitter for the stars. You can use glitter on top of Frescos or Grunge Paste if you're looking for a more textural finish.

Keeping with the theme of solar systems and stars, this next piece is looking at the moon and stars and using more subtle colours with a fab contrasting quote page. It's a great journalling technique.

Muhammed Salah creates amazing art often with star themes. The reflections of the stars in the water are a clever touch.

If we're talking twinkling lights, this beautiful lantern festival takes place annually in Busan, South Korea and attracts over 1 million visitors a year.

This next piece is a useful idea to tuck away for those 'mojo-less' days. Stamp or draw an outline and add journalling or a quote into the negative space. This piece of art happens to have the twinkle twinkle childrens song as its theme.

If you're looking for ways to light up the autumnal evenings inside, why not try this twinkling idea (using battery operated tea lights). You could really go to town adding extra layers and I wonder how embossed areas or Grunge Paste would look with some soft light shining against it.

Johan Meuris is a visual designer from the Netherlands and some of his art is around constellations. I thought that having the constellation names fleshed out in images but using subtlety of colour contrasted with the brightness of the stars was inspired.

Next up is a bit of a stretch ;-) I thought that showcasing this clever idea for those that appreciate sci-fi plus bullet journalling might light some of you up! There's a few stars on the mood tracker page, but it's 'star' wars related!

Maybe you're in the mood for some experimentation? Using the PaperArtsy translucent Frescos to layer and create different shades could send you in a similar direction to this simple 'bokeh' inspired card.

Scrapcosy has made some clever glittery dimensional stars here - and we've showcased them a few times recently. On a slightly different tangent, here's a fab mobile with origami stars and I could image them done from book pages or masterboards too.

I thought we'd go big to finish- if any of you have an important occasion coming up, why not think about creating your own backdrop (or easier still, purchase one!!). I love the fluffy clouds and the dangling clouds - giving off a gentle, soporific vibe!

I hope your eyes are twinkling with so many ideas racing around in your head. Our bloggers will have some inspiring ideas over the next two weeks, so do keep checking back through the week to see. Oh, and do leave them some love in the form of a comment, it really encourages them!

If you want to create along with us while we explore this topic, please share your makes on our social feeds so we can follow along. Instagram @paperartsy or why not join us and post in the PaperArtsy People Group on Facebook. Make sure you tag us in your contributions, we love to see what you get up to in your creative world! 

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