Monday, June 13, 2016

A little inspiration on Monday...

Here is a little inspiration for you on this wonderful Monday!  This first piece is my take on an Inspiration Wednesday (4.27.16) from Donna Downey.

I started with a black gesso'd page in my Canson Journal and once dried, applied a layer of DecoArt Media Medium Grey Value 6.  I let it dry a bit longer than I intended, but that's okay - really like how it worked out!  

I used one of my Stencil Girl stencil Marrakech 9x12" and laid it out on each side and started rubbing off the grey paint using a baby wipe.

After a good amount of elbow grease...I got my desired affect.

Next, I applied Modeling Paste thought a Donna Downey Stencil called Origin (DD075).

Once the modeling paste was (somewhat) dry, I used my Stabilo All Pencil (Black) and Donna Downey stencil Circles & Stripes (DD081) and picked out focal points.

I put a layer of DecoArt Media White Translucent paint down and allowed it to dry for a few minutes before rubbing most of it off with a baby wipe.  I was simply trying to create layers of colors and textures here.

Now it was time for yet another layer - this time, book paper.  

I applied the book papers using matte medium.

I tried using paints and glazes to accent colors on my circles...let's just say I am not very good at it! 

So I pulled out my Prima Oil Pastels.  

Mush happier with the results, find I can control the crayons way more than my fingers (go figure)!

Onto another Inspiration Wednesday (5.11.16).  This one was a fun one as I pulled out some scrapbook papers (hoarded ones no doubt as they are some of my coveted 7 Gypsies)!  I laid them onto my Canson Journal using Golden Regular Gel Medium (Matte)

Next came a pack of Glitz Design Whatnots Black & White Die Cuts.  I picked out a few pieces that I wanted to add to the page. 

I then used my Tim Holtz Sanding Tool to rough/age up the papers. 

Once I cleaned off the debris, I mixed up my own color for glazing using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics (Quinacridone Violet and Burnt Umber) 

After allowing it to dry for a couple minutes, I wiped off the access using a baby wipe.

I applied a few of the die cut pieces from the Glitz Design pack and used my distressing tool to rough them up a tad.

I pulled out one of my paint pens and  and drew around the tag.

added two of the heart die cuts from the set.  Sanded, roughed them up, inked them up then stapled them together after folding them in half to create lift.

Used my Fude Ball Brush Pen to add more emphasis on the die cuts. 

Added the stamped image "Journey" which is a very old Tim Holtz stamp from Stampers Anonymous.  I stamped it using Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Ink Pad then drew around it using my Fude Ball Pen.

Called it done at this point!  Be sure to pop back tomorrow for some more inspiration!

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