Thursday 7 September 2023

2023 Topic 9 : Lynne Perrella - Designer Focus {by Martha Ponsanesi}

Hi everyone, it's Martha (@CraftingMarthawith you today, I was so inspired by the Lynne Perrella Topic, I simply love her style and her stamps, and combine them with the Quarter Theme which is Transparency was a natural consequence.

I love working in small scale, but I also love projects that are complete, so my first idea was a simple mini accordion book in which the focus were the stamps, and then, keeping in mind the Theme: Transparency, I made from scratch a matchbox covered with PaperArtsy Printed Tissue and sturdy acetate colored with drops of Alcohol Ink and Blending Solution.
I will show you how easy was to create this little project, I really enjoyed how it turns out and hope it inspires you too!

A very simple starting point : a white cardstock and three PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic: Cerulean (FF200) , Yellow Submarine (FF73) and Bubble Gum (FF116) to create my patterned paper.

I chose colours that I like how they go together, and that are slightly similar to the Alcohol Ink I want to use later on acetate.

To remain in the Quarter Theme: Transparency I made some marks with washes of these three PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic, I love the new colours that come up on the intersecting layers.

When all was dry I cut the cardstock in two strips and folded them to create my accordion.

I thought of using washi to join the two strips, but not just any one, I created my own washi tape using double sided tape and PaperArtsy Printed Tissue, in this case PT02.

Here are the two joined stripes.

Before stamping I decided to collage some scraps of the PaperArtsy Printed Tissue with a small paintbrush and the PaperArtsy Satin Glaze (FF23) I like so much the finishing touch that it gave to the project, it is really invisible and not shiny. You could also use PaperArtsy Matte glaze (FF52) as an adhesive too.

And now is the moment to stamp all the beautiful subjects that are in the two stamp sets I chose from Lynne Perrella Collection : LPC004 and LPC007 .

It was very simple and satisfying stamping all these subjects, that match perfectly with the design of the PaperArtsy Printed Tissue Paper, collaged previously.

With a sturdier white cardstock I made my box to contain the accordion book.

Assembling it with a paper tape. The only option I had to hand was a yellowish tape, and I realized later that it was not a great idea.

To cover the box I used both PaperArtsy Printed Tissue PT01 and PT02.

To do that I used again PaperArtsy Satin Glaze (FF23). But I had to collage several layers of Printed Paper because the yellow of the tape kept showing through.

Here is the final result with several layers.

The last step was the cover that I made with a sturdy acetate, simply coloured dripping some drops of three Alcohol Ink and the Blending Solution.
I chose similar colour of the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic, but the Alcohol Inks are way more vibrant.

I let them dry well on acetate and then fold around the box, making sure that the coloured part is on the inside, since even once dry, it remains a bit sticky.

To give a more finished effect, on the back of the accordion pages I collaged a strip of PaperArtsy Printed Paper PT02.

For the front accordion's cover, I stamped an image from LPC004 on a cardstock and trimmed to show a little bit of colours of the washed cover.

I decided to stamp the front cover on a withe cardstock, instead of directly on the coloured cover, to give more contrast with the alcohol inked acetate.

I'm very happy of this project, how I said before is in a small scale but it is complete, and I like so much the contrast between the parts coloured and vibrant and the black and white.
It surely can be a cute little gift.

Have fun!
Martha xxx

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