Friday, 21 April 2017

JJJ and Mindful Art Challenge 13: Red, Green, Blue and Buttons

This page was created for challenge 13 on Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art on Facebook; the prompt given was red, green, blue, buttons.  There was also an art prompt (peacocks), but I chose to disregard that and focus on the colour palette and theme.

As I was crafting with a friend, I felt the quote was really appropriate.  I decided to use my Gel Press Petite Circle plate to create the background.  I used Distress inks in Blueprint Sketch, Lucky Clover and Barn Door and 'stamped' through the Buttons Stencil by That Special Touch.  I over stamped in each colour, re used the gelli petite without the stencil before re inking, and also placed the stencil ink side down onto the page transferring the ink off it onto the surface.  Once finished, I brayered Stormy Sky ink over my large 8" x 10" gelli plate and added solid colour onto both pages to cover up the ivory paper that still showed through in places.
In the meantime, I die cut the letters making up the word 'friends', using the Contour Typewriter Keys dies by Memory Box (99170) and metallic green, glitter red and dark blue card from my bit box.  I also cut a set of the solid circles and outline circles in each colour.  These were layered up to make the word 'friends'.  I deliberately chose this font as it emulates the quote.
Once this had been added to the page, i stamped the word 'Buttons' one letter at a time using Versamark ink and the Claritystamp Word Chain Alphabet.  Each letter was heat embossed using, in turn, Metallic Red Stampendous embossing powder, Aventurine, and Sapphire, Pearlustre embossing powders from the Embossable Dream Kit also by Stampendous. I then used coloured Sakura micron pens in red, green and blue to otline each letter.  The remainder of the quote was printed out using my Dymo Letratag in a medium font size.
To finish, I used the remaining die cut circle rings to form a chain on the left hand page.  The smaller, inner circles were turned into buttons by punching four small holes into each one, using the smallest punch from the Fiskars eyelet setter and hole punch set.  They were glued into place to form a button heart shape, which completed the page.
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