Sunday, February 24, 2008
For the back page I stamped and embossed the symbol for Destiny (Stampabilities).
It feels calm and serene to me which I'm needing right now.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
The first two are actually front and back of one piece of paper. I just used a piece of plain, white paper from my printer.
Side 1: I stamped with a script stamp and my new favorite stamp (Stampabilities Crackle Berry F1141). I love the way this stamp looks and have been using it on everything. I even bought a second one because I've been using the first one with paint and wanted to keep one decent to use with ink. Anyway, after stamping I painted over it with acrylic glazes made using Satin Glazing Medium with Quinacrodone Magenta, Quinacrodone Nickel Azo Gold and Quinacrodone Burnt Orange. These are my three favorite colors at the moment. Each glaze was painted on and allowed to dry before the next layer was added. I used paint rollers I bought from Dick Blick to apply the glazes. My local Dick Blick store doesn't have the rollers so I ordered them on-line. The regular foam rollers from the craft store didn't work as well and fell apart fast. The corners were taped down with painters masking tape to hold the paper in place for the first coat of glaze that is why they are a different color. I just tape the paper to my table which is covered with a plastic table cloth that way I can paint over the edges of the paper to get good coverage for the entire sheet. (One of these days I'll have to post a picture of my table cloth. It is georgeous and changes every time I paint.)
Side 2: I painted over a stencil with gesso. I absolutely LOVE this stencil. I bought it a one of my local scrapbook stores in two different sizes, this is the large size. It is made by
TheCraftersWorkshop.com, the name for this size is Botanicals and the smaller one is Mini-Botanicals. Then I glazed over it with glazes using Quinacrodone Nickel Azo Gold and Quinacrodone Burnt Orange. I really love this one. It is very subtle and the color is awesome. I'll have a hard time covering it up.
This is one of my "waste" sheets. I always have one on my table to use up extra paint and clean off rollers, brushes and stamps. I stop when I decide I love it. If I don't love it then I keep adding to it. This one probably has 10-12 layers. These are becoming some of my favorite pages.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
(Thanks Aimeslee for fixing my bad picture.)
Note: Tag on top Left - I added some stamping over the top of the coffee and color.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I used three colors of acrylic paint on cardstock.
I took it a little further and used a number stencil to add some interest.
I drew lines and wrote words on these (in case it isn't obvious) and after they were dry added color with chalk inks.