Thursday 9 September 2021

2021 Topic 11: Twinkle Twinkle with EEA {by Autumn Clark}

  2021 Topic 11: Twinkle Twinkle

Speckles and splatters can transform an interesting background to a beautiful galaxy. With some chopping and piecing techniques to really stretch your stamp sets Autumn has created a gorgeous galaxy duo.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today, and I'm here to share with you my funky, modern take on the Twinkle Twinkle topic. 

I really wanted to see how I could use PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics to create a night sky.  I'm so happy with the finished background and am sharing a process video with you so you too can recreate your own twinkling galaxy.  These days I think our minds need a faraway place to dwell at times, whether that's the flow state of creativity or places we can make or imagine.  I hope these projects allow you just that feeling!

I was so excited to get to work with PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Everything Art} Collection (EEA02) because I felt the hand and moth were perfectly on point with the current celestial trend, of which I am absolutely smitten!  I did a brave thing and cut the compass away from my hand stamp so I could use it more ways.  Don't fear, I can simply realign the stamps for seamless stamping and no one will be the wiser.  ;0  I was able to overstamp the moth in the center of the hand to create a totally new image from the stamp set.  I layered with a second colored image and sisal fibers for dimension.

I used Distress Inks to tint the paper for my hand and a layered stamping technique with the stamp platform for the moth.  I hope this short process video shows this clearly.

The galaxy background was made by painting a sheet of heavy black card with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in Little Black Dress, followed by a sponging of MidnightEggplant and Bougainvillea.  A hearty splashing of watered Cloud 9 created the starry effect.

I chose an alternate sentiment from PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Scrapcosy} Collection (ESC19), embossed in white.  If you're nervous about paint splattering, you could use the dots in this set to make yours stars.

I used the leftover background paper to make a bookmark.  I find reading as a great way to let my mind travel and have been making lots of bookmarks lately.  What a fun way to start a new book!

I used Concord Grape Distress Oxide to stamp the dot pattern and it showed very well.  I took it a step further and embossed the pattern and added a silver embossed moth.

I always find it hard to stop once I get a project in mind and an idea comes to fruition.  This is a process I can't wait to revisit!

I hope this twinkle twinkle tutorial has encouraged you to experiment with your Fresco Chalk Acrylics to create some far and away projects of your own.  I am imagining this moth in hand stamped onto acetate tinted with alcohol inks over a similar background or perhaps adding some of those tiny card lights to really accentuate the star effect.  The possibilities are endless with such incredible paints and stamps!  Thanks for joining us today, Autumn


Etsuko said...

Beautiful project Autumn!! I love your image which the moth in the hand and the universe around it. xx

Helen said...

I love that Autumn! its a stamp I haven't used for ages. Great idea.

PaperArtsy said...

What an absolute beauty, it's a starry night for sure! A galaxy of goodness!

A Pink said...

Absolutely fabulous , Autumn . Super effective use of colour and imagery to create cards that are as you say perfectly on point with your love of the celestial trend.

TFs x