Friday, 5 April 2013

Final piece inspired by Michelle

Yesterday was Michelle's final project for Paperartsy - and what a cracker! I loved it and today had to have a go... (if you haven't seen her version, which is fantastic - do follow the link and have a look)

Michelle stamped onto strips of masking tape placed on her craft mat, in coloured archival inks. Like I have here ...

 Before placing some of them into a journal - I used my Dylusions journal - this is the first time I've used anything other than Dylusion sprays in it!!!
Like Michelle, I did stamping, stencilling and painting  All these stamps here are by Paperartsy.
and then created some white space to enable the text stamps (Sara Naumann for Paperartsy) - to stand out - i.e. I painted some white paint over the background.

 The next step is to apply some texture - this is the swirly stencil from crafters workshop - Michelle used moulding paste coloured with distress markers, but I don't have those, so I used Paperartsy's Grunge Paste which is acrylic based texture paste and you can mix it with paint - I have used Claret here, to get this pink - and applied it already coloured, through the stencil, then, like Michelle I did them swipe over the top with white Fresco paint on some cut and dry foam.

Finally, the flowers at the bottom of the page - I used a stamp by Rubber Stampede (Solidago) as I don't (yet) have any suitable Paperartsy mini's.... Like Michelle, I stamped first in pink/green and then overstamped just the flower in black (I missed out Michelle's peach stazon step as I decided this was enough for me, and don't have many coloured stazon inks...)

I had quite a lot of strips of stamped on masking tape, so I worked in my small journal too, at the same time -

These are the two journals together - it is obviously better on the larger scale, but it does work in a small journal too.

Michelle, thank you for three months of fantastic projects, I have attempted lots of new things as a result.  Hope to see you on Saturday week at Ally Pally - it will be lovely to meet you face to face instead of virtually!!!

Oh, and this is the result of me looking for a green ink pad for the leaves of the flowers !!!

12 comments:

Lin said...

Helen this is lovely on both journals..can't wait to have a go!! Aren't those journal stamps fantastic!!

Gabrielle said...

Oh yes! I lurve this! I think those stamps are my next purchase!!! I wanna be like you!

sam21ski said...

Oh fabulous, both of them have turned out brilliantly, love your choice of colours and how on earth did you not know where your GREEN ink pad was - tut, tut, tut!!!!

Can't wait to see you next week.

Sam xxx

Lori said...

love these pages Helen! Cool use of tape, for sure, and those stamps are delish!

BJ said...

Super pages Helen, where do you find the time?

Sue said...

Brilliant pages Helen, I love these stamps and fab work with the masking tape xx

Gillian .... said...

Love this idea of stamping onto tape, fab take on this weeks project Helen, looks fab. Thanks for joining in our GD challenge. x

Kate said...

I love your journal page. These stamps look fabulous in the various colors.
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Happy Weekend,
Kate

Michelle Webb said...

Your journal page looks amazing Helen, I love the way you execute the whole concept and put your own style on it too. Thank you for all your inspired makes, looking forward to meeting you too. Michelle x

butterfly said...

Delicious pages! Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally...
Alison x

Virginia said...

Gorgeous page as always - sadly not going to Ally Pally - but wave to Carmen when you see her as I know she's going!

Carmen said...

I went and looked. Wow -I love both versions both yours and Michelle's. Definitely going to try that stamping on tape technique.

I like how you've worked in your small journal at the same time they are both gorgeous!