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Lindy’s Stamp Gang November Color Challenge

Hi everyone, today I would like to share with you my inspiration for the Lindy’s Stamp Gang November Color Challenge mood board! I’m working in a new art journal I created by altering an old book. How I did that I will share in a blog post next week!

Aren’t these colours totally fall, I love them!

Step 1:

This altered book journal is pretty old so the pages are yellowed. I started by preparing the pages so that they can take the mediums I will add later on. I have previously adhered two or three pages together using gel medium to create a thicker base. Now I apply my washi tape (this one is by The Washi Tape Shop) in the middle so my mediums don’t leak to another page. And I also apply clear gesso over both pages and the washi tape to prevent my mediums from soaking into the pages.

Step 2:

While the clear gesso is drying I’m working on creating my focal point. For this I stamp the image from the Woodware stamp set called “Hummingbird” onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine ink and I clear heat embos afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Clearly Clear” embossing powder.

Now I’m ready to colour my image: for the green colour I picked a Squirt in “Emerald Eh!”, my orange and yellow are sprays in “Mango Mania” and “Yellow Rose of Texas”. I coloured the image with these colours, water and a small brush. Mixing yellow en orange is not a problem, as well as yellow and green, but better not mix orange and green to much, or you create a murky kind of brown. That I why, where I transition the colours, I mixing in a little bit of the yellow.

When the colouring is done I add in some highlights using a white geld gel pen and I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

Step 3:

Working in this particular journal is a bit out of my comfort zone so I tried to find a way to work in it that makes me happy: a bit of layering on a coloured background. For this background I first added some white gesso to my glass work surface, than I sprinkled some yellow and orange magicals on top using a fan brush. For the yellow magical I picked “Yellow Rose of Texas” and for my orange I picked “Mango Mania”.

Now I’m going to finger paint, which was totally fun: I mixed the magical a little bit (but not completely) with the white gesso using my finger, but not the yellow and the orange together, than I added the mixture with my fingers onto the prepared pages, making horizontal and vertical motions. In some area’s I just added the white gesso by itself and went over it with the coloured gesso. I also wanted the bacground text from the book to peek through a little here and there. Let the gesso dry.

Step 4:

After the gesso dried I applied some clear modeling paste over a stencil (TCW907s) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry. The modeling paste will turn clear when it is completely dry.

Step 5:

Time to add more colour to my background: I first started by creating three green area’s using the magical in “Greased Lightnin’ Green”. I applied the powder to my page using a fan brush and sprayed as little water as possible but still being able to move the colour around. On the left hand page I created the green area in a spot where the tail of the bird would be. I dried the pages with my heat tool.

When dry I added splatters with the yellow and orange magicals that I previously used as well as the green: for this add a little of the powder to a palette and mix with a little water to create a paint that you can splatter with a brush onto your project.

Step 6:

To finish these pages I now only have to adhere the bird to the left hand page using one millimetre thick foam tape and adhere my quotes (from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Small Talk sticker book) matted onto matching orange mirror card stock onto the right hand page using liquid glue.

Details pictures:

I totally love how this page turned out! This was a fun experiment outside my comfort zone.

I wish you a creative day!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang products used on this project:

- Embossing Powder: Clearly Clear;

- Magicals: Yellow Rose of Texas, Mango Mania, Greased Lightnin’ Green;

- Spray: Yellow Rose of Texas, Mango Mania;

- Squirt: Emerald Eh!

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