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The Paper Shelter Challenge #531

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing with you this weeks challenge project for The Paper Shelter Design Team and this weeks theme is “Fantasy”. You can find all the details for the current challenge here!

I started my project by printing this digital image by The Paper Shelter called “Spirit of the Woods” (which is adorable) onto alcohol marker friendly paper in a size I figured would fit nicely in my art journal, since today’s project is an art journal page.

Next I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers and I used the following colours:

Skin: Classique marker in CR05, and Illustrator markers in FS6 (instead of FS7, which change I like), TN1 and TN2;

Brown hues: FS9, MB1, MB2, GB2, RB2, GB7, EB5 and EB7;

Green hues: DG1, DG2, DG3;

Teal hues: BT1 and BT9;

Reddish hues: CR1, CR7 and CR9;

Yellow hues: LY3 and GY4;

Warm gray hues: BG1 and BG2;

Cool gray hues: IG5, IG8 and IG10.

After the colouring is done I added back in some highlights using a white gel pen and I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

For my art journal page itself I cut two panels from Watercolour Card (Crafter’s Companion) in the size: each panel 14,5 x 20,5 cm. On the right hand panel I handlettered my quote, first in graphite pencil and later on I traced the text using my Faber Castel PITT Artist Pen in black (S), which is waterproof.

Next I used my stencil of choice (The Crafter’s Workshop TCW726s) and applied some The Crafter’s Workshp “Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste” over the stencil using an palette knife and set that aside to dry.

After the modeling paste is dry I can add colour to my background: for this I used two Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in the colours “Delphinium Turquoise” and “Time Travel Teal”. I applied the powder to the paper using a dry fan brush, sprayed the powder with water, which makes it run and dry it with my heat tool when I liked what I had. This I repeated until I liked the end result.

Now it’s time for splatters: for this I used the “Rose” Coliro Pearl Colour by Finetec in combination with a brush. And I also added some splatters using a White Posca Pen.

To finish the project I edged the panels using Archival inks in “Coffee” and “Jet Black” in combination with a foam applicator tool, I adhered the panels into the actual art journal itself (using gel medium and a brush) and adhered the coloured and fussy cut image on top using one millimetre thick foam tape.

I totally love how this project turned out and it was good to be back at art journaling!

Detail picture:

So now it's your turn! Come and play with us over at The Paper Shelter, and you could win an amazing $30 gift voucher if you use an image from The Paper Shelter. And if you enter with a different brand image, you can still win three TPS digis of your choice (which you can then use to enter the next challenge, and so be eligible for the $30 voucher!).

That is it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!

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