Monday, 17 April 2017

Art Journal Prompts Week 15: Vintage

This page was actually completed on Saturday even though I'm only sharing it today, so I am keeping up with the new art journal prompts.  Now I just have four back prompts to catch up with and the new prompt to complete!

As the prompt was Vintage, I knew that I wanted to use one of the Remember When stencils by Sheena Douglass; I didn't want to add it to a bare background however, even though my journal is kraft card.  Looking through my stash of magazines, I came across the perfect background in Issue 2 of the Stamping Inspiration magazine by Debbie Moore.  
Once it had been glued down, sealed, dried with a heat gun and trimmed to size, I laid the Chimneys stencil over the page and added Ground Espresso and Black Soot Archival ink through it.  I then went over the Ground Espresso with Terracotta Reeves acrylic paint.  Once the ink and paint were dry, Cosmic Shimmer clear texture paste was added through the stencil to add dimension and seal the coloured stencilling. 
Once the texture paste was dry, watered down white gesso was added over the entire page and then cleaned off the stencilled area; this was done to tone down the background and emphasize the stencilled image.








 
The next step was to add a background to the stencilled area.  This was done firstly, by adding three colours of Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers in Warm Grey III, IV and V over the image blending in the colours with my fingers, secondly by adding white highlights using my Signo broad Uni-Ball pen and finally, by replacing the stencil and adding areas of black and copper gilding wax.  

To create the smoke coming out of the chimneys, I added Distress crayons in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Picket Fence, blending them out with my finger and removing some areas with a damp cotton bud.  It only remained to add the word 'Vintage' using the Word Chain alphabet by Claritystamp, stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in Copper detail embossing powder by Cosmic Shimmer.  The letters were highlighted using the same white pen used for the stencilled area.  
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