Art Alchemy paints, Badass Chick, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Sizzix, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, Trish Latimer

A play in my journal – make a wish and sparkle

Another play in my Dylusions journal last weekend led to this spread….

I used a mixture of distress stain spray and distress oxides to create the background using stamps and stencils. As the colour was added over gesso it gave it a lovely pale and creamy texture.

I added the stamping of the circles from #badassartchick stamps across the bottom and then added some of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap in the centre of the two pages. I then added the swirly sizzix die cut and then the cute Trish Latimer fairy. I had coloured her with promarkers and then added the Art Alchemy Sparks paint to her wings and the star. I also splashed some of the sparks over the page to add the sparkle. 

I absolutely love the sketchy nature of this focal image against the washy nature of the background so super happy with this page.

And yes another creation for the Paperartsy challenge over on their blog for using Hybrid inks.
Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Mediterranean Moments, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap

Postcard art: coffee, tea & prosecco

Another postcard swap… and this time a choice of drink for the theme! 

I decided to go with the idea of a cafe when I spotted the stamp on Mediterranean Moments.

I started with a piece of packaging and added gesso in both white and black. I then added the Tim Holtz tissue wrap using the Matt medium. 

I then started adding the distress oxides and then used some more gesso in one patch in particular where I then stamped the image.

Around the edge of the image I added more stamping using the distress oxides. I also added some edging with the black gesso. I then stamped and heat embossed the title. 

Finally I added some clear texture paste through a stencil. Hopefully the recipient liked it.

Happy crafting!

Catherine