woensdag 14 februari 2018

Take Note


Today it's Valentines Day and I think this is a nice day to create something for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the theme is: 'Take Note'

For me the first thought was a real note. As I like to alter everything I took a real post-it and started to paint white gesso on it. Just as long until the thin paper started to look a little bit crackled and worn. On top of the post-it I put transparant Hard Tex. To make it a little bit more firm.

The second thing I did was creating the background for the post-it. For this I used a stencil with hearts and modeling paste. I colorized the hearts and background with pearl pigment powder (pink, grey and bronze) and infusions (sunset beach). Spraying some water on it melted al the colours together. I filled the white spots with Distress Oxide (wilted violet)

The stamp I used is a lace stamp. I used white embossing powder to make it clearly visible.
At the edge of the card and hearts I put on soft crayon (purple and black).

I hope you enjoyed reading the way I created this card and hope to see you again!

vrijdag 2 februari 2018

Resist it

For this monday the challenge is 'Resist it'. There are several formes of technique to make something a resist and I choose for clear gesso. In combination with a leaves stencil. Also for the circles I used white Gesso, to give it some kind of resist. Surfing over the internet I came along a lot of posts with circles as a theme. It got me interested. It gives some kind of mystical touch. Something mysterious.

I first started with the clear gesso, the stencil and distress ink to create the background.
I used a lace background stamp at the edge. If you look closely you can see the lace at the edge of some circles.

The circles were put at random. First I filled them up with white gesso and then I coloured it up with soft crayons and watermarkers.

Later on I added infusions and sprayed water on it. At the edge of the card I also used a black soft crayon to give it that extra effect.
One of the last things I did was adding the stamp. It seemed to fit exactly in the open space in the middle.

See you next time!

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