Hi everyone, today I’m showing you my take on this month’s Special Extra Lindy’s Stamp Gang Challenge.
The theme is Rainbows & Unicorns and the challenge is to create any project using Lindy's products and a Rainbow of Colors (brights/pastels) OR Unicorns (or Unicorn colors).
I couldn’t choose so I combined both but I didn’t wanted my project to be too busy: that’s is why I decided on using the silhouette of a unicorn on a colourful background!
So, let’s get started!
Today I’m working in my Winsor & Newton Heavy Weight Wire-O Sketch Book and I start my project by cutting two panels in the size 14,5 x 20,5 cm (for each panel) from some water colour card stock.
Then I pencilled in the title that I wanted to use today: I wanted to express that every single person is special and unique so that’s why I choose this one for today’s art journal page! I first pencilled in the quote with a graphite pencil and then went over the lines using a black Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen (s).
Next I randomly stamped on both panels using Archival Ink in the colour “Jet Black“ and using a Darkroom Door stamp called “French Script“ for some fun interesting details in the background.
Now I’m going to apply some Finnabair “White Crackle“ Texture Paste over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Unicorn“ (TCW738s) using a palette knife and I let that dry overnight (this way I achieve the best crackles). I also picked some of the star designs from the same stencil and added them on different places on both panels.
Then it’s time to ad my rainbow of colours to the project: for this I used different colours of Lindy’s products. I used LSG Magicals in the colours “Bonjour Butter“ and “Tears on my Pillow Tangerine“ and I used LSG Magical Shakers in the colours “Cuckoo Clock Cardinal“, “Cathedral Pines Green“, “Bavarian Blue“, “Polka Purple“ and “Magnolia Magenta Gold“.
I started with green because that’s the middle colour and I felt it was important to use a strong colour around to unicorn to make it nicely visible. I added some of the powder to my project, sprayed with water to make the colour run and dried with my heat tool when I liked the result. Then I started working to the right and later on to the left using all the colours of my rainbow. When I felt a colour was to light I added more or I came back to a colour when the next colour faded it out a little too much for my liking. Then I created splatters with the green Magical Shaker mixed with water over most of the page (except the text) using a brush.
Lastly I added some green in the top right hand corner of my right hand panel for some balance.
To create a bit more interest on my page I then splattered with some Coliro Pearl Colors by FineTec GmbH in the colour “Sterling Silver“ (for a contrasting colour) and I edged both panels using the same black ink that I used before and using a sponge applicator tool (to create a more defined edge).
And to finish my page I adhered both panels to my journal using The Crafter’s Workshop “Matte Gel Medium“ and a brush (wash the brush afterwards).
Some detail pictures:
That’s it for today’s fun project, I wish you a creative day!