Hey everyone. There is a blog hop going on over at Art Anthology (www.artanthology.com/blog) and Stampendous (http://stampendousblog.wordpress.com/). Below is a journal page I created for the hop. Hope you enjoy!
I started with page from my 5x7 watercolor journal. I didn't remove it from its binding.
I began by putting dabs of Art Anthology Desire, Tango, and Lemon Tart Velvet on a Stampendous Creative Palette and then brayered it until I liked the mixture.
I layered my page over the Stampendous Creative Palette and ran my hands over it, making sure that I covered my entire page.
Next I applied Art Anthology Wineberry Velvet and Evergreen Sorbet to Stamendous's Ranunculus Field stamp and stamped onto a sheet of white tissue paper.
At this point, I got so involved in what I was doing I forgot to take pictures, so I will describe what I did. I took the circle template found in the Stampendous MIsh Mesh stamp set and stenciled Art Anthology Mint Julep Sorbet through it at the top of the page. I then used the Round stamp from the same set and stamped over my page with India ink. Next, I used the Diamond stamp from the Stampendous Wired set with Royal Velvet chalk ink and stamped over the page in random areas. All this was toned down with Gesso. I then took my stamped Ranunculus image done on the tissue paper and adhered it to the page using gel medium. The tissue paper literally disappears, leaving the image.
Next, I took a bunch of Art Anthology Butterfly Embedibles and covered them in Gesso.
I then painted them in a rainbow of Art Anthology colors: Fiesta, Wineberry, Lemon Tart, Orchid, Shamrock, Fiji, and Reef Velvets and Just Peachy and Viridian Sorbets.
All that was left was to assemble the page and type out my wording. I painted the edges of the page with Tuxedo Velvet to create a border.