2021 Topic 13: Tiny (News) Print
It's not always obvious how people have created their art, so I love to read the process behind adding colour and texture. Lynn uses different text (both size, fonts and colour of book pages) and it really draws your eye into the vibrant piece and is a great technique to tuck away in your memory.
Hi everyone, it's Lynn with you today, and I'm here to share my interpretation of the topic Tiny (News) Print.
This is one of my favourite ways to create a background whether it be on canvas, in my art journal or even making cards. Each time it comes out a little different depending on the paper you use.
I first start by ripping up dictionary paper (this is my tiny (news) print!) I adhered it to the page using matte medium, covering the entire art journal page with the papers.
I then randomly painted the following colours onto a 12x12 Paper Artsy Super Smooth Heavy cardstock : Tangerine Twist, Zesty Zing, Bubble Gum, Dirty Lime and Red Lipstick. Once dry I placed it into the misti so I could stamp the flowers.
I used Stamp EKC48 by Kay Carley. I like to stamp in the Misti stamping platform as you can re-stamp the image if it isn't clear enough.
I then fussy cut them all out!
At this stage I wanted to make the colours pop and used Prismacolour pencils over the top.
I then adhered them to the page using matte medium
I used a Stabillo All pencil to highlight and add a textured look to some of the paper joins as well as a shadow around the flowers. I stamped some twigs coming up from the pot and round the layout. I have added some white paint pen to the twigs. I used a quote from stamp set EKC44 - "Its your time to bloom".
I hope you have been able to follow the process of making this page and give it a go yourself. I love the texture this page has with the dictionary pages, cut out flowers and glitter.