Saturday, 10 November 2018

Mini Scenes on the Theme of 'F'

The prompt for the latest ATC swap over on JJAMMMA (Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art) is F.  I decided to go with F is for fence and foliage,  F is for family and F is for football fan.  I hope my partner likes them.  As always, I only used Claritystamp stamps for the project.
I have a stash of ATC blanks, card cut to 2.5" x 3.5", so I grabbed three of them and set to work.  I started by stamping the fence from the Birdhouse Garden set in Versamark ink and heat embossing it in black EP.
I then blended Midnight Blue and Amazon Trail Artistry inks lightly over the ATC using Clarity stencil brushes.
The foliage from the same stamp set was added multiple, times using Fern Green Archival ink.
Finally, the upper case F from the Word Chain Alphabet set was added in the same way as the fence and the rest of the text handwritten using a black fine liner.
For the second ATC I worked in landscape, stamping the lion family from the Safari Animals set in Versamark ink and heat embossing in detail black EP.
The image was painted using my Royal Talens Van Gogh water colours in shades of yellow, brown and orange.
Next, the image was masked off using the mask which comes with the stamp set.  Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide from the latest release was blended over the top part of the ATC,  lightly sprayed with water and dried once the mask had been removed.
This time I finished the ATC with the word family from the Big Chat sticker book by Tim Holtz.
For the last ATC, F is for football fan,  I started with a printed background that I found in my stash.
I added the club badge of the team that I support, Stoke City and sealed the surface with Distress Collage Medium.
Next, I added the wee footballer from the Wee Folks Sport stamp set in Versamark ink and heat embossed the image in detail black EP.
I used Faber-Castell Big Brush markers blended out with a Pergamano blending pen and nibs to add shading.
Finally, the text was added in the same way as for the first ATC.
I enjoyed thinking outside the box as this is the second time that 'F' has been the prompt for the ATC swap.  The last time I went with Fairy, farm and flying free (see HERE).
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