Thursday 16 September 2021

2021 Topic 11: Twinkle Twinkle with HP {by Kate Yetter}

   2021 Topic 11: Twinkle Twinkle

With an oh-so-subtle take on the theme, Kate has added twinkle using embossing powder and lots of lovely Grunge Paste under some Hot Picks for celestial imagery. Vintage magazines and Infusions are the supporting acts to this neutral schemed journalled beauty

~ Keren.

Hi everyone, it's Kate with you today, and I'm here to share with you an art journal layout for the theme twinkle twinkle.

I decided to use a neutral color scheme with this layout instead of using sparkles (my initial thought), due to wanting to showcase these stamps.  

I started out by covering my pages with vintage magazine paper.

Using texture paste, I stenciled the background with flowers.

 A light wash of gesso was put down to allow the paint and water to remain on the surface. I then sprinkled some Infusions and activated it with water.


While I was waiting for my background to dry, I moved on to creating my embellishments. I chose a stamp set that reminded me of stars/galaxies, and used gold embossing powder to create a twinkle.

I stamped the main image and painted it with Caramel Chalk Paint.

Using a piece of a ripped brown bag, I stamped it to be used as a layer.

My last touch to the background was rubbing black gesso over the stenciled area with my finger. I love the contrast it creates.

I finished the layout by layering all the embellishments in an arrangement pleasing to my eye.

Using Grunge Paste is my favorite way to make an interesting background without a lot of fuss. Add a bit of color, in my case a contrasting color, and it really draws the eye. If you haven't tried Grunge Paste yet, give it a try. You may get hooked, like me.

Until next time,


Words and Pictures said...

Such scrumptious textural layers, and I love the neutral palette.
Alison x

A Pink said...

`Terrific layers, texture and detail . Love how striking the black is amongst the mix and blends of more e natural tones . tfs. x

PaperArtsy said...

I just love how you pull these layers together Kate!! Amazing

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderfully done journal pages, Kate. I love seeing your process here. Great layers, colors, and detail! Wow.