Gelli Plate, Waterfront

Moon and Sun themed ATCs

I’ve found a new fb group who do mixed media ATC swaps and a few other challenges and decided to join in with the moon/Sun atc swap… here are my contributions using gelli print scraps to create my backgrounds for my little landscapes using the fab Waterfront stamps.

This first one I spotted a lake with the reflections and ripples in the texture of the paint. I ripped it to a smaller size and then added stamping of the mountains trees and the moon (including the reflection).

The second one was an inky gell print had a sun with beams of light radiating so it just needed some trees and mountains and some sand to finish off… and a simple mount of the white card ATC.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Seth Apter, YouTube video

52 mixed media cards week 7… make your mark

When Chris gave the prompt of Make Your Mark for this week’s 52 mixed media cards challenge I knew I would be going for some Seth Apter style work… especially as I had also just got some new stash to play with!

I didn’t video the process for making the ATC but did make the background on camera as I played with the stash for the first time… here is the linkto the long video of me experimenting with new stash.

Anyway the following day I grabbed 10 mins to make the ATC from the masterboard background and some other bits and pieces.

I am completely in love with the Seth Apter embossing powders… perfect for grungy embellishments like this heart.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Distress oxide ink, Gorgeous Grunge

Grungey bird card

I needed a simple just because card and decided to make a one layer card using this fabulous bird stamp I got as a magazine gift recently… I just adore it … plus I have been slightly Hunger Games obsessed recently and it makes me think of the Mockingjay symbol.

Anyway…

… I stamped it in versafine and heat embossed it with clear powder. Then I added the Gorgeous Grunge splashes and splodges behind the image using distress oxide ink. I love the vibrancy of the inks.

Next I took the black soot and seedless preserve oxides and watercoloured the bird.

This made the bird stand out more but also made the black less stark and gave the bird some texture.

Love how this came out and will definitely be doing something similar to this again with this stamp.

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Distress oxide ink, Gummiapan, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils

Finishing off a journal page

Quite some time ago I wiped off a few stencils onto a page in my Dylusions journal and also added some texture paste that I had coloured through a Seth Apter stencil and then just left it be… well on Friday I decided it was time to finish that page and this is what I ended up with.

I added Inktense over the full page using the blocks and then adding water to give it a wash. I also added some white gesso and then more Inktense using the pencils and waterbrush to activate.

I added a little bit of stamping using the Gummiapan text stamp and archival inks. I also added some doodling with charcoal which added some interesting effects.

Then I added some sentiments/titles using the distress oxides and clear embossing powder. These are some Visible Image stamps.

Of course I also added splashes … I’m addicted to my fan brush! … of both white gesso and the dark blue inktense.

Super happy with this page and how it ended up… not bad for a work in progress of about 18months!

Happy crafting!

Catherine