We have been getting a lot of rain here... Yes, I know I am on the coast of Washington, and that as a girl who has spent her whole life in the desert of northern Utah, I'm not a good judge of "a lot of rain", but according to the news... Seattle has gotten double the normal rain for March, and March is only half over. So, I feel justified in saying we have gotten a LOT of rain. =)
However, we have had some breaks in the clouds today, and sunshine is finding it's way into my studio. *sigh* Life is beautiful!
Anyway.. on to today's project.
This is an art journal page I have been working the past couple days in between everything else...
Paper: White cardstock, corrugated cardboard
Ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black), Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black), All Purpose Ink (Rose Pink, Orchid Odyssey, Mint Green, White)
Stamps: Hero Arts "Antique Engravings"
Words: computer generated
Other: Gesso, glitter, Diamond Dust, wire, Perfect Pearls
The base is an 8x8 square from one of the many moving boxes we are still over run with. (I love crafting with those things!) I then spread a thin layer of Gesso over it. Once dry I misted on some green, pink, white, and shimmer using mists I've made with All Purpose inks, and Perfect Pearls.
I filled an entire sheet of white cardstock with this beautiful butterfly stamp. I love this stamp because it is very detailed, but the outside line is easy to cut. I then sprayed the butterflies pink (with a tiny bit of light purple). I also completely covered them with Perfect Pearl shimmer spray... Love the sparkle! I then hand cut each one. I also cut in between the upper and lower wings for even more dimension and movement.
I glittered the bodies, and added some Diamond Dust (large glass glitter) to the edges. Cutting out the antennas seemed kind pointless, so I just snipped them off when cutting out the butterflies. Instead, I twisted little pieces of wire... I like the look better anyway.
I printed the words out, chopped them up, then distressed the edges. They didn't stand out enough on the background, so I added some ink around the edges.
And.. just for fun, I decided to let my color choices for this project be influenced by the challenge over at clearlyistamp... I don't do challenges very often, but I guess I should do more of them. They really are fun.
Well, I'm off to enjoy the sunshine! Have a wonderful day!