Hello Journallers are you still with me in creating something just for you once a week? I have to say I am loving the freedom to just create with whatever is in my mind at the time.
This week I have used gesso, modelling paste and distress stains to create my background with some added steps to create those smudgy shadows.
Quick process steps
- Paint gesso over the pages to seal most of the surfaces. Leave to dry.
- Adhere die cuts and again leave to dry.
- Using a stencil scrape texture paste through it in random places. Leave to dry.
- Spray with distress stains – I used antique linen, tea dye and iced spruce. Heat dry.
- When cool give a coat of glue n seal.
- Stamp quote on scrap of distressed/inked card and print out your own quote, colour in letters with distress markers and ink edges.
- Adhere to pages.
- Take a vintage photo and a walnut strain distress marker and draw and smudge lines around the hearts and quotes to create shadows.
I really didn't know where I was going with this when I found a bag of die-cut hearts and just went for it. I'm really quite pleased with the effects and colour combinations
One of the best places to look for inspiration is other other artists and crafters. The smudging technique has been around for ages but it is one Tim Holtz used on his February tag - and there's another fabulous place to try out new ideas and techniques, it's one place I go every month to see what new inspiration is up on his blog.
I hope you are enjoying sharing your art. I love seeing your new creations popping up on my blog post and you can have the same if you share the link to do so.
Add this link to the very bottom of the html page - be careful here because if you don't know what you are doing you can totally mess up your post. I googled it to find out how to be sure I was doing the right thing.
Here's the link to share if you would like to.
Thanks for stopping by.
Listen to your HeArt
hugs Brenda xxxx