Saturday, 29 July 2017

JJJAMA Challenge 27: Red, Aqua, Purple, Fantasy

I had a session with my large gelli plate to create this background and great fun it was too.  This page was created for Challenge 27 of Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art: Red, Aqua, Purple and Fantasy.
I started by mounting my large (8" x 10") gelli plate onto a Claritystamp mega mount and inking it up with Aqua Adirondack ink, using a brayer to smooth the ink out before 'stamping' the gel plate onto the left hand page.  I built up two layers before repeating the process on the right hand page.
I moved onto Aqua Fusion Artistry ink for the next step, laying a large Punchinella sheet (which came with my Town and Texture super stencils by Claritystamp) over each page before pressing down the inked up gel plate each time.
Then I moved on to Morning Dew Artistry ink and the 9" x 11" Leafy Swirl Stencil (also by Claritystamp) to add a third layer of pattern onto each page using the gel plate.
To add further interest to the background I stamped the words Dream and Imagine (Claritystamp Word Chain #5) and the word Magical (Claritystamp Word Chain #7) using second generation stamping in Aquamarine Archival ink over both pages.  I made up the word 'Fantasy' using the Claritystamp Word Chain Alphabet and stamped that using first generation stamping in the same ink in the top left and bottom right hand corners of the layout as well as using second generation stamping elsewhere on the pages.

For the next step I used stamps, Versamark ink and Stampendous Metallic Embossing Powder in red (Butterfly Tree) and purple (Fly Away).  Both stamps are by Claritystamp.
It only remained to add some hills using the Mountain and Hills mask by Claritystamp, a blending tool and some Dusty Concord Distress ink.  A moon mask was added behind the Fly Away image and the Dusty Concord distress ink and some Blaze Artistry ink was lightly brushed over the top half of the pages, both to balance up the colours on the pages and to add interest and texture to the sky.
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