HELLO HELLO HELLO!! Thanks for popping in with me on this Sunday! I’m here with my weekly project for Artistic Outpost and I’ve brought out a set of AO stamps that I haven’t
played worked created with for a while-Think & Wonder 😉 🙂
Isn’t this a fun set? I just love the nostalgic children and the quotes are fabulous!!
I’m using the ‘Cocoa Boy’ image for today’s card on a background panel that’s from a master board that I created using my 8″ x 10″ gelli plate. Let me show you a little bit of what I did behind the scenes!
This is set #3 of Lin Brown’s limited edition paint collection from PaperArtsy that I found through a U.S. distributor called Frantic Stamper. I’m going to use Caribbean Sea, Bougainvillea & Banana for today’s gelli print, with a dot or two of Translucent White DA Media Acrylic thrown in there for good measure 😉
I rolled all of the paints together using my brayer, then I pressed my Harlequin LS into the wet paint. I used a piece of 9″ x 12″ piece of mixed-media paper to lift the print off of the gelli plate and let air dry.
The panel I’m using for today’s card measures 3.75″ x 5″. I stamped cocoa boy onto the panel with Jet Black Archival and heat set.
I outlined cocoa boy with Black Soot DI and my water brush in preparation for a fussy cut one who will be added later.
I decided to add another light layer of Harlequin stenciling with Pumice Stone DI.
After lifting the stencil, I gently rubbed my finger across the freshly stenciled Harlequin design so there would be a more ghostly effect in the background.
Oh, here’s my lovely little fussy cut cocoa boy! I stamped him separately onto a piece of mixed-media paper and colored with my Distress Markers and water brush. I fussy cut him with my finger knife and adhered onto the panel with matte Decou-Page. When set into place, I added an outline with white gel pen.
I stamped the quote onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and heat set. I coated with matte Decou-Page and let air dry. Then I brushed on a layer of DA Media Crackle Glaze and let air dry. I cut the words out into their little strips, then brushed each word band with a layer of DA Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream. When dry, I used a damp cotton cloth to wipe away the excess and reveal the color left in the crackles.
Before adhering the words bands onto the panel, I outlined each one with Black Soot DP. I adhered onto the panel with matte Decou-Page and let air dry. When they were set, I outlined with Black Soot DI and my water brush and my white gel pen.
I masked off the boy and flicked paint over the surface with a stiff paint brush and heat set then attached the finished panel to a magenta-pinkish top fold card base. I left any extra embellishments off this time to let the colors of the background and the stamped images take center stage.
Thanks so much for having a visit with me today! I’ll be back before the weekend is out with a posting for A Vintage Journey. I hope you come back and join me for that!
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Think & Wonder (Artistic Outpost)
- Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
- Fresco Chalk Finish Acrylics (Paper Artsy); Crackle Glaze, Antiquing Cream, White Acrylic (DecoArt Media); Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Ink, Markers & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
- Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts); Brayer (Ranger); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studio); Ink Blending Tool; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Paint Brushes
- Gift Card; Paint Cap; Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; White Gel Pen (Sakura); Water Brush; Double-Backed Tape (3M)