Tuesday 28 February 2017

Junk journal junkies Challenge 6: Red, White, Blue and Lips

Once again, I've been working in my thin paged notebook to take part in Challenge 6 for Junk journal junkies; Red, White, Blue and Lips.  For once I decided to try using paint even thought the pages are so thin that I usually glue three together between art journal layouts.  I was pleasantly surprised by the result.
I started by adding a layer of white gesso to both pages using a foam spreader.  I chose three colours of Distress paint to create the background; Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire.  Each colour was dabbed in turn on the page, starting with the lightest colour in the centre and then rubbed in using a finger to spread the paint around.  Very messy, but also very fulfilling.

Once I was happy with the background and had dried it off, I used the same colour paint on a small wooden backed stamp of lips by Docrafts to stamp around the outside of the page.  It is very subtle, but if you look closely you can see the added texture.
I then chose the Bite Me stamp set by Visible Image and stamped both the lips and the sentiment using Versamark ink and heat embossed them using Stampendous Red Metallic embossing powder.  For the teeth, I used my embossing pen to 'paint' them in and added Detail White embossing powder by Cosmic Shimmer. 
For the final stage, I watered down some white gesso and used my Tim Holtz splatter brush to add white splatters over both sides.  There were some very big splatters on the left hand page, so I pressed down on them with the small lip stamp and then dabbed with a paper towel to add more interest and 'blur' the lips.

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