Today I’m sharing an art journal page for this month’s Use a stencil (or two) challenge over at Country View Challenges.
I created this page using the same stencil a few different ways; firstly by applying crackle paste and then some Distress Ink through the stencil and also by using the stencil like a stamp by covering it with ink and pressing it onto my page.
I started by applying Ranger Crackle Paste through an Interlocking Circles stencil from Creative Expressions and left it to dry. Then I added some Bundled Sage Distress Ink and a mixture of Pickled Raspberry Distress Ink and White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray; spritzing with water to disperse the inks over the page. When dry, I splattered the page with the inks too.
Next I applied some Forest Moss Distress Ink using a paintbrush so it spread inbetween the cracks highlighting the crackle effect more. I used the stencil for the second time to apply some Bundled Sage Distress Ink using a blending tool. Then I pressed the Forest Moss Distress Ink pad onto the stencil, spritzed it with water and pressed the stencil onto the page, like you would a stamp; I also used a brayer over the inked stencil so it was firmly pressed against the paper transferring the stencil pattern.
I used some Tim Holtz products to finish the page; the pretty rose flowers were from a new Worn Wallpaper Scraps set and the “lovely” wording was created using a Shadow Words Thinlits set and some pink Classic Kraft cardstock.
I hope you are inspired to join our Use a stencil (or two) challenge over at Country View Challenges too, if you do, you’ll have a chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts (grin!).
I created this page to capture these beautiful Wild Prickly Roses (Rosa Acicularis) which we saw in the hedgerows on one of our walks recently (grin!).
There was an abundance of flowers and the fragrance was divine; I’ve since found out that they are very hardy and attract lots of wildlife, both in summer with their flowering blooms and in winter when the flowers turn into rosehips.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Creative Expressions Mini Stencil – Interlocking Circles
- Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle 3.9 Fl Oz (116 Ml)
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Bundled Sage
- Tim Holtz® Distress Reinker – Picked Raspberry
- Ranger Dylusions Ink Sprays – White Linen
- Tim Holtz® Distress – Sprayer 4 Oz
- TH94122 Tim Holtz® Idea-Ology™ – Worn Wallpaper Scraps
- Stix2 glue dots
- 660200 Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Cut Words)
- TH93585 Tim Holtz® Idea-Ology™ | Paperie Collage Mini Stash 8″X8″ Paper Pad- Classic Kraft
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
As well as Country View Challenges, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:
Art Journal Journey which is being hosted this month by the lovely Alison from Words & Pictures; she has chosen Summer Countryside as her theme so I’m joining with my wild prickly rose page.
Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #147 – Anything Goes with my art journal page.
LTSCB #147 – Anything Goes over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog with my summer rose page.