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!