sunnuntai 8. tammikuuta 2017

A Misty Morning

Joining in the Country View January challenge and the Craft Stamper "Take it Make it" challenge. Both are running with anything goes, and that's great for getting rid of some bits and bobs that have sat in the WIP pile for too long :) I'm also joining in the moodboard challenge at Our Mixed Media Moods, because it made me remember these pieces and dig them out. The Craft Stamper demands stamping in their challenge. Well, I haven't actually stamped, but I've used a rubber stamp to make the focal piece... hope that counts!

Here are the pieces, all experiments from last summer. I played with Paperartsy infusions on several surfaces. The large background piece was made with Sage infusions sprinkled on thin wrinkly kitchen wrap. I spritzed with pearl spray and pulled prints onto inkjet photo paper. I love the hazy, misty looka and rusty spots from the walnut stain in the Infusions (fits perfectly with at least parts of the OMM mood board). The small paper is the same infusion dripped onto the photo paper and rinsed away with water. The walnut stain rinses of and the intensity of the colours depends on how long you wait before rinsing. The focal piece was made with a rubber stamp and gel medium. I spread the gel medium over the tree stamp (Paperartsy Urban Snapshots), left it to dry till the next day and peeled it of the stamp. Not only did the stamp become red and clean, but the negative silhouette really worked nicely to give a good relief. It's been spritzed with different sprays and perfect pearls etc. Not all of it stuck to the surface, so I can't really say what I would use to repeat the same effect...

Here's a closeup that gives a hint of the subtle shine on the different layers.

3 kommenttia:

  1. beautiful work - gorgeous colours and texture and i love the overall composition. Hugs rachel x

  2. What a great effect - love that focal panel. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper!

  3. Love that you've used the stamp in a different way, thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Stamper, Elizabeth x