[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge]
[Challenge win: Favorite at Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge]
It’s Inspiration Station time again! (This is where my sister and I throw themes at each other for inspiration, and make art.) It’s been a while since our previous post, but I’m glad we’re still on.
This time’s theme is from my sister, and she came up with a number of items to pick and choose:
Let me see, I’ve used –
- Altenew Adore You stamp set
- Carabelle Studio stencils
- Dylusions stencils
I thought this would be my chance to try out some gold embossing, but I guess it wasn’t on the cards this time. This is the art journal spread I made –
I started on the background of the spread with gel printing using blue acrylics and a Carabelle Studio stencil. I then used a Dylusions stencil to pounce some red along the edges. I also brushed a thin layer of water and made some acrylics splatters over it, though they’re not very visible.
For the focal flowers, I used the Altenew stamp set with a light-colored dye ink. I fussy cut the flowers and adhered them to the spread. Then, I made some Zentangle-inspired doodles on the flowers with colors that I felt worked well with the background and the border. I added slight shading with oil-based pencils.
For the quote, I used a stamp with dye inks. I fussy cut the phrases and used a watercolor pencil with a water brush pen at the edges, then adhered them onto the background. I then added tiny circle doodles to compensate for the invisibility of the acrylics splatters.
And that completes the spread, ta da!
And now, do check out my sister’s card, which is gorgeous as always! I love the monochrome look of this one.
With this project, I’m joining these challenges –