Saturday, 9 June 2018

Art & Soul - Limited Edition journal page

Hi everybody... I can't say I  am enjoying the chill too much, I much prefer the warmer weather. I decided to create a journal page to remind me of the water, with a hint of chilled to the bone.. Perfect for Andy Skinner Stamps!

  I created a background of Distress oxides by spreading them across my craft mat. I played with the re-inkers as I love the way they can be used like a watercolour paint but also add variations in tone once water is added. I do confess... I am hooked!!
  I used a bubble stencil and water alone to lift off some of the oxide to create a watermark and then added two layers of contrast with Stencils.
  I then applied some smaller stamps using archival ink to the background. I stamped the largest image onto the background and embossed in black.

  I used a piece of mixed media card as a base for my focal point and used Wild Honey to colour it to contrast the greens in the background. I stamped and Embossed my large fish and created a puddle of peacock feathers on my mat to colour it. I used my fingers to dab onto the skeleton and dragged the card around the puddle to create a watery border. 

  I felt that I needed a little more definition on my piece and used my mini ink pad in Black Soot to edge both the focal point and the page itself. I stenciled some netting on there with embossing paste and tied some string around it. I played with some quotes and mounted my focal point onto a piece of cardboard.
  In the end I felt as though I needed more fish so I stamped and embossed a few more in there to fill out my background. To finish it off I drew a double line around the edge of the page and added some swirls and zigzags to complete my Limited Edition piece!
  Thanks for looking and I will see you soon with my take on the Moodboard.
Hugs... Kristy!

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