Hi everyone, today I would like to show you my inspiration for the Lindy’s Stamp Gang June Color Challenge!
Aren’t these the most vibrant colours ever! I figured they would stunning on an art journal page.
I started my project by stamping the heart image from the Winnie & Walter stamp set called “True” onto smooth bristol paper using VersaMark ink and heat embossing afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Wowzers White” embossing powder. You create the best results if you use an anti-static powder tool on the paper before stamping, this way the embossing powder will only stick to the stamped parts and not to the area’s that you touched with your fingers for example.
Next I created a paint using the Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Hag’s Wart Orange” Magical powder. Add the powder to a palette, then add some water, mix with a brush and your paint is ready to go.
I sprayed the paper with water (not too much) and dropped in the paint colour, then dried with my heat tool. Next I added some more paint (without spraying with water first) especially in the area’s around the edges of the heart shape and dried again.
This I did four times, creating four of the same heart shapes!
Next I created a paint using the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in “Luscious Lime” and painted around the edges of the orange heart shapes that I created in the previous step!
When dry I fussy cut the images leaving a small green border.
Then I picked a page in my junk journal, this page is slightly less tall then an A4 size.
I pencilled in the quote using first my graphite pencil and when I was happy with how it looked I went over the lines using a black Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen (S).
I also applied some (white) The Crafter’s Workshop Modeling Paste over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil (TCW2163) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.
Add colour to the background panel: I like to use a so called fan brush for this. Take some of the green powder, that we used before, out of the jar and tap the powder onto the panel where you want the colour to be darkest. Now spray the panel with water and let the colour run, when you like what you have you can dry with your heat tool. If you have the colour running into places you don’t like it to go then dab the paper with a paper kitchen towel.
Repeat until you are happy with how dark and deep the colour looks.
Next I created splatters using the left over orange paint that I used before and dried with my heat tool. I also created some white splatters with a Uni Posca white marker (hit the marker with your scissors to create splatters).
For some little added fun elements I die cut some different sized butterflies (using the Joy Crafts 6002/0322 die set). Next I’m adding a couple of layers of embossing powder, using Versamark between each layer to create a sticky background.
I first added two layers of Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Tilt-A-Wheel Teal” embossing powder, followed with one layer of “Morning Glory Azure” embossing powder. On the two largest butterflies I sprinkled some of the white embossing powder that I used before, only on part of the wings, before melting it. You can do this by taking a little of the powder between two fingers like you would do when you sprinkle salt on a dish, do one wing at a time.
On the bodies of the butterflies I added some Stickles in “Platinum” and set aside to dry.
To finish my project I now only have to adhere the heart shapes to my page using one millimetre thick foam tape and adhere the butterflies on top using Ranger Medium Matte in the small bottle.
And that is it for today’s fun art journal project! I wish you a creative day!