Thursday, April 5, 2018
Lying In the Meadow
It is time for a new challenge at Stamps and Stencils. Rachel is our hostess for this one and is calling it In the Meadow. She describes it this way:
Meadows are such amazing places - lots of different grasses, wild flowers and wonderful wildlife. Let your imagination run wild ...and use stamps or stencils too! Enjoy!
I decided to make a page for my art journal this time and wanted it to depict what I would be feeling if I was lying in a meadow - and taking time to do nothing.
The first step was to stamp some grasses on the page using a set called Victorian Garden (IndigoBlu) and Olive Archival Ink (Ranger) and Fern Green Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi). Sorry about the glare on the photos but it was miserable out when I took the photos and I had to turn the overhead light on in my studio to get anything half decent.
Next I stenciled some wildflowers by putting Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi) through a stencil called Mini Wildflowers (TCW).
The next step was to ink the whole page using Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz). The embossing paste acts as a resist so I just took some paper towel and rubbed over the wildflowers to bring them to life again.
I stenciled some butterflies (Heidi Swapp) with Fern Green Archival Ink and then I left the stencil in place and stamped over the butterflies with a set called Ultimate Grunge (Tim Holtz) and Olive Archival Ink (Ranger).
I decided there would be lots of bees in the meadow, especially if there are wildflowers so I added some using Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) and bees from the Victorian Garden set (IndigoBlu) and a set called Random Thoughts (Tim Holtz).
I added some Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain (Tim Holtz) randomly over the page.
Finally I created some text on the computer, distressed it and inked it with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).
I hope you will join us for this challenge - you have until May 2nd to create.