This set is so much fun-There’s no shortage of fantastic images to use!! Who knows what I’m going to do next with them? 😉
I’m also having some fun playing around with Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts, too. I managed to shoot just a few photos while putting this card together–let me show you some of what I did!
I stamped the Steel Pier image onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival.
When the embossing paste was dry, I spritzed the panel with water, then sprinkled Ultramarine Blue & Pthalo Green CBs over the wet surface and let the Color Bursts do their thing! Soooo cooool!! When I was happy with the blending, I heat set while dabbing the surface with a paper towel to pick up some of the more saturated spots. I also laid the Bubble LS back down and spritzed it with water, then dabbed the stencil with a paper towel to pick up some of the color through the stencil.
I wanted to add a natural, beachy element to this card, so I created an old piece of shipwreck-type, washed ashore, piece of wood, using craft sticks, also known as popsicle sticks, or my international favorite-lolly sticks!!
I had originally stamped this handsome gent onto a piece of tissue paper and adhered directly to the planks, but his image kind of got lost amidst the wood grain, so I stamped him again onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival, colored with my Distress Markers and my water brush and fussy cut. The tissue paper ends up creating a very subtle shadow behind him, that I enhanced with another outline of Black Soot DM and my water brush, then an outline with white gel pen. He also has a paper-pieced tank top that I had stamped separately with Cobalt Archival.
The token and quote were stamped onto a piece of mixed-media paper that I used to sop up all of the extra Color Bursts that ended up on my craft sheet. I mounted the fussy cut words and token onto black card stock, then gave a quick coating of Clear Rock Candy DCP and let air dry. I trimmed out the mounted words & token and adhered into place on the panel with matte Decou-Page. When dry, I outlined with my Walnut Stain DM and my water brush, then outlined again with my white gel pen.
I just had to get a close-up of this image! It’s so detailed and fun–Look! There are people out for a stroll! Plus, I love the translucence of the embossing paste bubbles–it’s a crisp contrast against the richness of the Color Bursts!! Oh, now doesn’t that sound so very ‘Artsy Fartsy’? 😉 🙂
I distressed the edges of the panel with my paper distresser and inked with Black Soot DI and my ink blending tool. I placed a piece of cheesecloth behind the wooden planks before gluing it down with hot glue, then I added the mini shells with little dabs of hot glue and sprinkled the micro beads over any exposed glue. I adhered the finished panel to a turquoisey blue top fold card base.
Thanks so much for having a visit with me today and I hope you enjoyed my Artistic Outpost adventure ‘Down by the Sea’!
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Boardwalk (Artistic Outpost)
- Color Bursts (Ken Oliver); Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Crackle Paint, Stains, Markers & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura)
- Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations); Blue Card Stock (PTI)
- Craft Sticks; Cheesecloth; Seashells (The Funkie Funkie Boutique); Microbeads
- Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Hot Glue Gun; Waterbrush; Finger Knife (Fiskars)