Good Morning Wednesday!
Something new today, so I am going to give you a step by step of the Journal and Word Chain demo I did on the telly on Sunday.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Using Low-tack masking tape, secure the tag from the Banner Panels Stencil.
Stamp your words into the aperture, using a good earthy colour. I used Potting Soil - pretty earthy!
The words fit like a glove!
I am so delighted with this Word Chain Collection.
Load the Clarity Brush with Butterscotch and dust through the hole. Sorry, aperture...
This vintage harlequin stamp is brill. Ink it, blot it and plant it in the hole. Sorry, aperture.
You know when you don’t know how to fill a boring area,
this works beautifully, anywhere, in any colour, behind anything.
Use a make up sponge and some Espresso to add a little shade.
Remove the masking tape and stencil,
and the centre-piece is done.
Stamp the swift in Butterscotch with the solid one.
Go over it with the outline one in Espresso
Do that a couple of times.
Cover up the tag with a Post-It and stamp the flight trail into place.
Although you do get the inny part of the tag with the Banners stencil, I think it is better to use paper thin Post-its for masking.
Again, cover up the tag as you need to with a Post-It, ink up the Burlap in Mushroom, and stamp it so that I looks as though it is behind the tag. With a make-up sponge, add some shadow with Espresso. Starting to take shape...
Same trick at the top, too,
so that the burlap piece looks twice as long as it really is.
Dust the whole thing with the remains of the Butterscotch on
your stencil brush.
Plant Celebrate with Potting Soil again. I had to laugh yesterday. One of our European readers saw this word as if it were French : Ce Le Brate, and was trying to work it out!
And I spent hours designing each word - actually, I so enjoyed doing it, too. My goal was to make a word be able to stand alone, like a little piece of art.
Time to use a blending tool around the edge
with the blending mat.
This is where the other elements in the Journaling set
come into play.
The sprig is great for framing and edging.
There are a couple of photo frame corners include, too.
I didn’t want to overfill it, but you could add them to the corners...
Doesn’t this look 3-D?
Almost looks like you could slip your hand underneath the tag, doesn’t it...let’s add some string. That will really add dimension!
So what now?
Well, mount it on complimentary card, cut it up into panels,
add more bits.
I think the adding of bits is a question of taste.
Personally, I like to be able to run my hand over a card,
and it look as though there are layers,
but there aren’t.
That’s what Post-Its, make-up sponges and brayers were born for!
We have a special offer on the 4 new Word Chains.
You can buy them individually.
or you can buy them as a whole set for less, and we include a pack of matching mounts FREE.
Here are the word groups, so you know what’s what.
The Journaling Set looks like this:
is like this:
I have loved looking at altered art and mixed media work for years. Have wanted to have a go, but didn’t know where to begin.
Just as the Gelli Plate has served as a launchpad for Acrylic paint, these Word Chains and Journalling stamps, coupled with the Grunge Paste I used with the Washing Line blog on Saturday, are what I need as a base for moving forward in my little arty world.
Maybe you want to have a go at that kind of art, too.
Together is good.