I will be entering today’s post into the Lindy’s Stamp Gang color challenge for October.
I have been collecting Lindy’s awesome sprays for some time now, but I have never really explored the possibilities of the Magicals, until recently. I only own a handful, so I don’t have the exact colors shown above, but I do have; Mountain Lavendar Gold (which, unfortunately, I could not find on their website and I think it may be discontinued), Bachelor Button Blue, Autumn Maple Crimson, Ponderosa Pines Olive and Golden Sleigh Bells, all of which I used to color the Penny Black flower stamps in this art journal page.
The quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of my favorites. The large alphabet stamps are sold by Stamp Craft and the small set is sold by Studio G. The background was done with Starburst Spays in the colors of Rusty Latern Lime and Tune Travel Teal. The camera does not do these colors justice, as the shimmer is stunning. I used the technique of letting the inks dry under plastic wrap, so it pools the pigment and mica as it dries, adding lots of depth and texture to the color. Believe it or not, the same green color (Rusty Lantern Lime) was used on the quote, as was used in the background. The same color of Magical was used for all the red flowers (Autumn Maple Crimson), the color variation is simply due to how much water was added. I love that there are little pops of surprise colors mixed in the pigments, notice the purple in the red flower below, I did not add that, it was in the powder. I used heavy weight watercolor paper for all the flowers, which gave the piece some dimension.
Thanks for stopping by!
Posted in Altered Art, Arylic Paint, Collage, Die Cut, emboss, Ink, Mixed Media, Stencil, Tim Holtz
Tagged altered art, Altered Cigar Box, Mixed Media, Mixed Media Art
I can’t believe the summer is coming to an end already in my neck of the woods, and it is high time that I started sharing what has been happening in my little workspace all summer long. This page was made in my altered art journal. The book is actually a very old text-book that I’ve turned into an art journal. Since this month is Anything Goes over at the Altered Eclectics blog, I’ll be sharing it there – pop on over and check out all the talent!
The background stencil used is by Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection (Mesh THS041). The washi tape came from Michael’s. The leaves stamp is by Inkadinkado and is one of my all time favorite stamp sets. The flowers are also by Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection (Flower Garden CMS215) as well as the saying (Perspective CMS213). I painted the flowers using Inklingz (Pink-A-Boo). The gold inside was done with Smooch (Gold Lame).
The leaves and the words were colored using Glaze pens by Sakura.
I hope everyone had a great past couple of months! Thank for stopping by!
Posted in Altered Art, Art Journal, Mixed Media, Stencil, Tim Holtz
Tagged Altered Eclectics, art journal, Inkadinkado, Inklingz, Smooch, Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz
I have fallen behind on sharing my Inspiration Wednesday art journal pages. If you don’t know about Donna Downey’s wonderful workshop, I encourage you to at least follow us on Facebook, where you can see all the lovely work of those of us who play along. Here are some photos of what I’ve created over the last month.
I have so many alphabets and a ton of chip board, it felt good to use some of both here.
This next one was using Absorbent Ground, of which I’ve had sitting on a shelf for a year. I think I’ll be reaching for it more often now.Love that script stencil!
I had difficulty leaving the color out of this one. But I do love the collage aspect with all the numbers and letters.
I hope you come play along. Thanks for stopping by!