Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Mixed Media Monthly "Sweet Inspiration" - Mid Month Inspiration
I made another project for this month's Mixed Media Monthly "Sweet Inspiration" Challenge. I wanted to use my Stampendous Urban Scribble stamp and stencil set designed by Nathalie Kalbach. I really love this set and how many ways you can use it. It has a rubber stamp and a foam stamp that has a flat side and a detailed side. Plus, it comes with a cool stencil.
To start my art journal page, I painted on the flat side of the foam stamp with PaperArtsy Fresco paints. Then, I stamped on top of the paint with the rubber stamp using Archival Ink. To fill out the rest of the journal page I created a frame around the city using the Dylusions large journaling block. I covered the "frame" area with Dreamweaver Pearlescent Paste from Stampendous and painted over it with PaperArtsy blue paints. While the blue paints were wet I sprinkled some Frantage Glitters over it. It's hard to see in the photo, but the frame is quite randomly sparkly.
Then, I used the stencil to fill in the area around the city and to tone down that color I painted over the stenciled area with some white watercolor paint. To make it more of a "Valentine's Day" theme I traced the large heart using a Maya Road mask and painted it in with Pearlescent Embossing paste that I colored with PaperArtsy red translucent paints. The letters are a Tim Holtz font that I covered with the white Pearlescent paste. To finish it off I added some black and white pen work and some small heart shaped bling on the buildings.