torstai 28. heinäkuuta 2016

Make a Wish

Just managed to squeeze time for the June page of my recycled calendar... Only May missing, yay! The reason I wanted to get this done now was, that there are a couple of moon/star challenges out right now, and I felt that the colours I was going to use (Rubber Dance June challenge colours: blue, purple, magenta) would suit a starry sky. I'm linking to the Eye Connect Crafts challenge (something recycled with the moon) and the Mixed Media Monthly challenge (reach for the stars) and the WOW embossing powders challenge (favourite techniques with embossing).

The blue-red background is a gelli print made onto the gessoed old calendar page with satin glaze, blue Bister and Sunset Beach Infusions. I hoped I would have got a more purple look, but I didn't... sometimes the colours just don't mix! I added crackle paste around the edges and adhered some diecut trellis with Glue n'Seal... I would have imagined the Satin Glaze had the pigments fixed, but some colour bled through. I used Totem Moon and Stars from Eye Connect crafts as my centre piece. I didn't want to hang the bits (the moon has holes at the bottom and the stars have holes in the centre) so I used a bit of washi tape on the back to secure the holes and covered all the pieces with texture paste. I have an old paste that is well on it's way drying, and it turned out perfect for stamping! I chose a squiggly stamp from Rubber Dance and stamped with water over the moon. 

And here is the texture after a serious amount of paints and stuff... I first painted the pieces in gold (3-4 layers of different shades), but it just didn't work with the background, so I painted over with white and started anew :) some magenta rubbed with a baby wipe and transluscent inteference gold. I wiped over the top of the texture with my Versamark inkpad and heat embossed with WOW sparkling snow. It really gave an awesome finish to the pieces, though the sparkle doesn't show in the pictures.

Here is the graphics for the MMMC challenge and a closeup of the smoochy gelli print and the trellis. The sentiment is from Rubber Dance Art Stamps and has been heat embossed with white. Of course this is kind of a silly page for June, since in Finland no stars can be seen in June. Even when the sun sets, it just gets dusky for a few hours before the sun starts to rise again :)

I'm working in an old calendar, gessoing all the pages and drawing new calendar grids. I haven't done the grid yet, because the first ones got really warped when I treated the next pages. And also because I'm in a hurry (after all the July page has already been done, so warping shouldn't really be a problem here). I'll just have to do a pile later on! The previous pages of this calendar can be found under the following links:

May (not done yet)

5 kommenttia:

  1. Love how you added texture to the moon and stars. This has a dreamy quality. Hugz

  2. love the extra touches of texture! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


  3. Awesome texture and dimension! Thanks for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  4. Lovely calendar page, Kristiina! Very nice combo of text and images, even if you cannot see stars in June - but they are there, so go ahead and make a wish upon a star next summer :)

  5. Love all the layering and dimension you created.

    Thanks for entering
    Eye Connect Crafts challenge.

    {Craftisan Studios}