Friday 5 July 2024

Scrap Collage Journal

 Using scraps from projects to create little collages.

Having spent a fair few days on creating six panels for my next workshop, using Alison Bomber's newest release of stamps, I needed a bit of a break. I have loved creating the panels and I'm really pleased with them but I felt I needed to design and create something small and more personal, just for me. Sitting right in view were a number of bits left over from my creative process, so I set about sorting some of the pieces I could use and also raided my collage tub to add to it and ......

...... Eh voila!

An inky scrap of card from the workshop collection of scraps plus the pressed foliage stamp that had been fussy cut, one of Alison's words snippet, an ephemera stamp in the right hand corner and a part of a delivered envelope I had saved in my collage pieces tub.

It was so satisfying getting something created in just over an hour rather than the days it takes me for much bigger projects. It's left me ready to do more ......


Monday 1 July 2024

Using Stencils with Distress Watercolor Pencils - Deco Feather stencil and flower design

It's my turn to post over at the Country View Craft Challenge on FaceBook and I have chosen the theme of 'Stencils'. There are just so many ways they can be utilised and in my latest workshops at CVC Headquarters I was teaching about the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils and I focussed quite a lot on monoprinting.

On my card the larger panel background was made using the Nordic stencil and the wet pencils on the dry stencil technique - spritz lightly with water and monoprint onto the substrate - in this case mixed media paper.  

The small panel using mini deco leaf stencil in various greens was again using wet to dry ie wet DWP paint to dry stencil. 

The die-cut flowers were washed with clean water and dribbles of DWP puddles added in with a small brush. 

To put the panel together I added some snippets....

....some inked mummy cloth and a Tim stamped sentiment.



Distress Watercolor Pencils - Rustic Wilderness, Fossilized Amber, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers

Distress Ink - Ground Espresso

Stencils - Nordic, Mini Deco Leaf

Dies - Wildflower 1 and 2

Stamps - TH Nature's Wonder

TH Snippets - Curator, Field Notes and Number Strips