Sunday, 4 May 2014

Inspiration - part deux!

Another installment of my inspired work from the 3up artists on the paperartsy blog.
On Friday I loved the art that Ruth Mescall entered on the blog.  It was a multi coloured masterpiece!

I started out with a white cardstock tag.  Gesso'd through my new stencil to add texture to the base, waited for it dry and collected some stamps (thank you Karen, mwah x)
For the flowers I used a paperartsy mini set inked onto dictionary paper and then messy cut out - including the teeny tiny dots!

Once the background was dried I started shooting acrylic paints in big bold colours.  Again I applied with some cut and dry as I found that it got into the details of the stenciled relief.

Once I was happy with the effect, I inked in memento black the PA flower stamps as well as the postcard from PA Words - plate 4.

I wanted to add the white effect as well, but I didn't have a suitable white paint so spritzed a white spray paint onto the jaquard stamp (from PA Letters - plate 5) it kind of worked... Left a white sludge, but I'm happy with the hap-hazard effect.

I attached the flowers, dots and added the phrase (man of numbers - plate 5) and then added some black brads as a last minute thought ( I trimmed the legs of the brad and adhered with lots of cosmic shimmer glue!

I love the overall effect, it reminds me of the Joseph's dream coat technique before you add a layer of dark ink!  Ooh... The creative flows once again!



Anonymous said...

Nice! The B&W flowers look great against the bright background.

Hazel Agnew said...

Love the layering and the colours on this tag. Fabulous. Xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Congratulations Emma! These your three projects were fabulous. I love this tag great inspiration and vivid colours xxx