For the next two weeks over at Try it on Tuesday our challenge is Things with Wings, I hope you are inspired by our new theme and will join us! You’ll find some amazing inspiration created by my Design Team teamies over at Try it on Tuesday too (grin!).
There are so many possibilities for our new theme so today I have created a mixed media page using different techniques to highlight some of my favourite things with wings!
I started this page by stamping a pretty floral stamp from Docrafts and two butterfly stamps, one from Crafter’s Companion and the other from Graphic 45 by Hampton Art, using a VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad. I covered them with white Stampendous embossing powder, shook off the excess powder onto a piece of scrap paper and also tapped the page to ensure any stray powder was removed. Then I used a heat gun to melt the embossing powder by sweeping the gun over the stamped images, taking care not to direct the heat in one area for too long until the embossing powder melted to a glossy finish and became smooth and dimensional. Next I added Lavender, Strawberry and Elderberry Faber-Castell Gelatos smudging the colours with my finger which I had wet with water. To tone down the Lavender colour I added Coconut Faber-Castell Gelato over the top blending the colours with my finger. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink using a blending tool mainly around the edges of the page to give a worn vintage look and then I stamped a Dragonfly from Eco Green Crafts and some other floral images from the same Docrafts stamp set using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. The small butterflies flowing up the page and wording “Give your dreams wings” are from a Kaisercraft sticker set; they are all edged with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink using a blending tool, then stuck to the page and covered with a layer of Liquitex matte gel medium. The butterfly, bird, flowers and branches are fussy cut from a wallpaper sample; I coloured the flowers and branches using the Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stuck them all in place using the Liquitex matte gel medium again. I also added a blue circular disc depicting a flower and a postage stamp depicting butterflies from a Graphic 45 sticker set. I outlined and added more details to the wallpaper images and stickers using a black Uni Pin marker and then to finish, I splattered the background with black DecoArt acrylic paint.
Visiting Lytham Hall is always fun and after a walk around the grounds with our dear friends, we usually head to the café for a cuppa (grin!). As T stands for Tuesday here’s my green tea and my friend’s Earl Grey tea.
As you may know from my previous posts, the cafe at Lytham Hall use mismatched china; isn’t this saucer beautiful!
After our cuppa we headed to the Vegetable Gardens which provides the café with some fresh produce. It’s a lovely place to wander around and admire all the different fruit and veg that is growing.
I smiled when I saw this happy couple; it seems that even the scarecrows are joining us at T Stands for Tuesday with their cuppa (grin!) – Happy T Day!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Tsukineko VersaMark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
- Stampendous Embossing Powder (Detail White Opaque)
- Faber-Castell Gelato (Lavender, Strawberry, Elderberry, Coconut)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
- Tsukineko Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.2mm)
- Hampton Art Graphic 45 cling mounted rubber stamps (Tropical Travelogue ICO135)
- Crafter’s Companion Signature Collection by Sara Davies stamp set (Just for You – Butterfly Lullaby S-BL-ST-JUS)
- Docrafts Creativity Essential A5 clear stamp set (Floral Icons DCE907123)
- Eco Green Crafts Recycled Rubber Art Stamps (Petal Party #04309)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Set (Fly Free SS289)
- Wallpaper sample
- Graphic 45 Cardstock Sticker Set (Seasons Decorative Stickers 450629)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium