Hi There! Happy Sunday!! It’s time for my weekly project for Artistic Outpost and I’ve got one of the cards that I sneak-peeked this past week for the Artistic Outpost New Release Blog Hop.
It’s actually quite a relief to be able to share the ‘secret’ projects I’ve been making behind the scenes with the New Releases! The new stamp sets are really fun, and today, I’m showcasing the Springtime set in this mixed-media card :)
Have you seen these little goodies? These are the Ken Oliver Color Bursts–highly pigmented water color powders. Using products like these, is a first for me (I had several days in May that had creative ‘firsts’) and I couldn’t think of a better time to experiment with them, than with new images from Artistic Outpost!
I’ve got a small panel of mixed-media paper that I’m going to stencil with my Harlequin LS and Picket Fence DP.
I want to see what kind of resist effect I’m going to get with the Color Bursts against a paint stenciled background.
I’m going to use Lemon Yellow & Alizarin Crimson for the very first time—drum roll please…..
I use a motto in crafting, that I use in cooking–Start with a little dash, you can always add more to taste later… or the abridged version-You can’t fix too much! Can you see the little sprinkles of Color Bursts? I only started with little dashes of powder…..
….because this is what those little dashes of pigment look like when spritzed with water! See how those colors burst!! At this point, I spritzed the panel with more water, sprinkled a little bit more of the Color Bursts onto the wet paper, and heat set.
None of the over-sprinkle of the Color Bursts went to waste. What beaded onto my craft sheet, I picked up by randomly pressing the panel down into the left over Color Bursts to get all of those wonderful spots of color!
I had to get a close-up of this corner….I just love the harlequin design with the splotches of color here and there.
I stamped the images of the children onto the treated panel as place holders. This aided in visualizing how I needed to fill in all of that open space behind them! I applied the pieces of tissue tape and randomly stamped the music image from the Ephemera Backgrounds set in Jet Black Archival. Then I used a paint cap dipped into Black Soot & Picket Fence DPs to stamp the random circles and I used an old gift card to add the random lines of Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry & Picket Fence DPs.
I had separately stamped the children onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and fussy cut with my finger knife. I edged the fussy cut pieces with my Walnut Stain DM and adhered into their places on the panel with matte multi-medium. When dry, I outlined the kids with my water brush and Walnut Stain DM, then I outlined with my white gel pen. I thought the white outline was too bright, so I brought out my Pumice Stone DM and used the fine tip side and went over the outline again to tone it down a bit.
I stamped the quote onto tissue paper and carefully fussy cut. I adhered the words onto the panel with matte multi-medium and heat set. The upper right corner needed a little something else, so I added stenciling with my Latticework LS and Ripe Persimmon DI then I outlined the words as I did the kids, but I added an additional outline of Black Soot DM. I roughed up the edges with my paper distresser and inked with Black Soot DI and adhered the finished panel to a pink card base.
Spring’s greatest joy, indeed! Springtime is such a fun stamp set, and one that will carry me through all of the seasons! I’ll have more creations made with this stamp set in upcoming weeks, so stay tuned for those. Also, with the month quickly coming to a close, we’ll have our regular monthly Artistic Outpost DT Blog Hop coming up this week! Hope you’ll come back for that!!
Thanks so much for spending a little time with me today!! Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Springtime & Ephemera Backgrounds (Artistic Outpost)
- Color Bursts (Ken Oliver); Distress Paints, Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura)
- Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore); Pink Card Stock (PTI); Tissue Paper
- Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Layering Stencils (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
- Craft Sheet (Ranger); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Heat Tool; Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Ink Blending Tools; Water Brush; Spritzer Bottle