Friday, October 28, 2016

Weekend Junket # 22


color medium - ink pad
curve ball - incorporate PLAID into your project
texture - embossing plate

Wow - welcome and goodbye October!! Not sure how that all went by so fast - but is more than less...gone!  I had such high hopes for this month and getting my sample done for you.  So do you think getting it half done or so counts?

This past week has been a gong show with so much going on and then my mother in law having surgery and having to help out there where I could. I was lucky if I got an hour a day in the studio.

Here is what I did get done using this week's prompts...

I am going a bit literal on this start! I am using my homemade journal this time around and the page size is approx 7x9".  Here is my color palette.

I pulled out a sheet of plaid paper and cut it in random strips widths.

I then weaved it into yet another plaid! I simply laid it out on my non stick mat, then transferred it over to my page when I was ready.

I adhered it down onto my page using matte medium.

Trimmed to fit!

I used some Light Modeling Paste and spread it out on the outer edge...

I decided to use one of my Sizzix  Embossing Folder as a texture plate (thanks for the idea Barb)!

Ya, that didn't work out too good!

So let`s smooth it over and try again... 

Ya, still no go!

That`s okay, I had a plan!  I smoothed out again, and made sure I did not have too much modeling paste and then let it sit for about 30 minutes before pressing the texture fade into it...

I let it dry overnight, then inked it up using Ranger`s Archival Ink by Wendy Vecchi in Forget-Me-Not.

Thinking it was not enough, I pulled out on of my old faithful foam stamps by Jenni Bowlin Studio`s called Whimsical and added some more color.  I once again used Ranger Archival Ink`s Wendy Vecchi series (Cornflower Blue).

I was finding it a tad blah, so I added some of my Ranger Adirondack Color Wash Sprays (Butterscotch).

Moved it around with some water from a mister

Dried it it with my heat tool and sadly this is where it stands for now!

I really like the colors on this one - and am thinking a silhouette of some sort on the left and some words (either stamps or stencils) will be added when I can.

Only TWO more Weekend Junkets to come!  I hope you have been enjoying these and are able to take inspiration from the prompts (especially since I have been so horrible in getting samples completed ahead of time for you)!  Don`t forget to share your projects using the hashtag (`#` shown at the top of each post) on social never know when a prize might pop up!

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