Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils

Another spread in my Paperartsy challenge journal:hearts

Hi all

The second challenge for 2016 on the Paperartsy blog was hearts! As soon as I saw this post from Wanda I knew I wanted to have a go at masking and stencilling texture over the mask to provide the main feature. 

I started by cutting out of scrap a heart and placing it in the centre of my double spread.  I then used the Clarity dotty wave stencil to swipe the grunge paste through.

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This left the shape, and provided an extra piece to be saved for another purpose at some point. (I actually used this a few weeks ago on a card I made).

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A few days later I came back to this as the grunge paste had then completely dried. I started adding colour with distress stains… Starting in the middle and working my way out.

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Next I added some stamping using Indigo Blu stamps (the numbers). Then added the honeycomb stencilling.

The second heart I cut out of book print and added distress ink to it with a blending tool. Then added the image if the winged clock. The quote I had already printed, I just added some distress ink and then outlined it.

I thought the colours needed some softer blending so decided to add a sprinkling of Red brusho and to add plenty of water. Then I left it to dry!

About a week or so ago I went back to this journal page. It was just after I had been to the Karen Hayselden class at art from the heart so many more splats and layers and ink and paint got added. Karen has inspired me to layer up more than I was doing before and to add more and more colour… This is still tonal but still plenty of additional colour.
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I then thought it needed some sparkle too!
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So stickles in two colours added all over and on the wings and some glossy accents to the clock face.

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Just LOVE this page. Not at all like the canvas that Wanda inspired me with in the first place but completely love it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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