This page started out with my attempt to recreate a mistake that happened in Under the Sea Insomnia. Long story short: I melted one of my stencils with my heat gun and ended up loving the results. Basically it is the plastic wrap technique (I describe that in more detail below), but with stencils. Here I am using The Crafters Workshops Mini Numbers Collage stencil. I still need to refine the technique, as it wasn’t quite what I wanted, but I still love the results.
This page started out with a coat of gesso and then I sprayed with a home made ink spray, made of Distress ink and Perfect Pearls. I then laid plastic wrap on top and let air dry. Air drying is key, as I’ve learned the hard way, don’t try to rush it with a heat gun because it will melt your plastic. And it air dries a lot quicker than you think. The numbers were added in a similar fashion but instead of using plastic wrap, I used a stencil. I sprayed the ink and then laid the stencil on top of it, the ink pools/gathers under the stencil thicker in some areas than others, so it gives it a shaded effect – which is what I’m after.
I then added the clock faces (The Crafters Workshop Mini Time Travel) with stencil paste and let dry. I then added the collage elements; pictures, rub-ons, washi tape, mulberry paper and canvas flower. I splashed with some black indian ink and rubbed with black Rubnbuff and purple pigment ink for highlight and added the letter stickers and a few bling in the “Routine” rub-on.