Monday, March 31, 2014

Living Life

Good morning everyone.  Here’s a project I recently completed for Basically Bare!  I've been playing around with their Artful Binders again, and today I have a journal page using the 8-1/2 x 11 canvas sheets that are one of the expansion packs for the binder.

I started out by spraying Art Anthology Colorations in Peacock Feathers, Patience, Sangria, Guacamole, and Juicy, then misting with water to help blend all the colors.  Next I took a paintbrush and randomly spread Art Anthology Velvet in Lemon Tart and Tango around the canvas, blending well.  Then I randomly stamped around the page with black archival ink and chicken wire and script stamps.  I like to use unmounted cling stamps when I work on journal pages since it allows me to control the exact placement of the stamp.

I then used Studio 490 black embossing paste and the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil to add more texture.  I followed this up by stamping with the leaf stamp from Dylusions Doodle Parts stamp set using Art Anthology Shamrock Velvet.  The word "Dance" is made using Idea-ology Alpha Parts Signature pieces and the dancing girl is a stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps that I colored with Copic markers and then cut out.

For the bottom of the page, I used a frame from the Basically Bare Fanciful Frames II set, coloring it with Art Anthology Sorbet in Buttercream.  The inside square is a piece of chipboard that began life the middle of one of the frames.  I stamped "Admit One" onto it and then sprinkled Stampendous Color Fragments in Powder Blue and Chiffon around the edges.

The backside of the canvas was sprayed with Art Anthology Colorations in Raider, Timeless, Paprika, Mocha, and Plush, followed up by a couple of spritzes of water to help the colors blend.  I then stamped the background with a Stampers Anonymous Reflections stamp (no block used) and Brilliance Black Pigment Ink (due to the dark base colors).

Next I stenciled in arrows using Art Anthology Wineberry Velvet and TCW's 12x12 Arrows & Hearts stencil.  Then, I stenciled some coffee rings using Studio 490 silver embossing paste a the TCW 12x12 Well Rounded stencil.  The children are a stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps that I colored with Copic Markers and cut out.

More stenciling done with the TCW 12x12 Dots & Dashes stencil and Art Anthology Truffle Velvet.  Then I grabbed a my Tim Holtz Cargo Stencil and using a PITT Artist Pen, stenciled in  "Live Life".  I outlined the lettering with a white gel pen.

These journal pages were a blast to do.  I love to get inky, and with all the colors I used, that wasn't a problem (my hands were very colorful after this).  The whole point to this is to live life to the fullest and not be afraid to try new things.  Considering all the new techniques I tried out of this canvas expansion pack panel, I definitely "lived life" with this project.

Until later………………
LiveWriter Signature

Supplies Used:
Basically Bare:  8-1/2x11 Artful Binder Canvas Expansion Pack Page, Fanciful Frames II
Art Anthology Colorations:  Peacock Feathers, Patience, Sangria, Guacamole, Juicy, Raider, Timeless, Paprika, Mocha, Plush
Art Anthology Sorbet:  Buttercream
Art Anthology Velvet:  Shamrock, Lemon Tart, Tango, Truffle, Wineberry
Ideo-ology Alpha Parts Signature
Stampendous Color Fragments
Dylusions Doodle Parts Stencil
TCW:  12x12 Arrows & Hearts Stencil, 12x12 Dots & Dashes Stencil, 12x12 Well Rounded Stencil
Tim Holtz:  Dot Fade Stencil, Cargo Stencil
Studio 490:  Black & Silver Embossing Pastes
Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media Reflections Stamp
Viva Las VegaStamps Dancing Girl, Children with Car Stamps

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