Friday 15 September 2017

Art Journal: Rustling Leaves, Olive, Burgundy, Copper

There seems to be a bit of an ongoing theme with my art journal pages recently.  For two different challenges, I have ended up using the same set of leaf stamps and stencils, yet the pages have turned out so differently.  This page was created for challenge 34 on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art: Rustling Leaves, Olive, Burgundy and Copper.
I started with a piece of Sheena's Stamping Card (19.5cm x 18.5cm) and gave it a thin coat of Martini Olive Artistry Ink using a blending tool with a little glycerine on the foam before picking up the ink off my craft mat.  This method of Sheena Douglass' ensures a smooth blend and that the ink goes further.
I then used the same ink through the Maple Leaves stencil by Claritystamp; moving the stencil around the page until all areas were covered.  This time I pressed on more heavily for a deeper colour tone.
Once dry, I used one of the Ledger Script stamps designed by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous held in my hand together with Fern Green Archival ink to add some texture.  I also used the honeycomb stamp (also Tim Holtz) from the Mixed Media set, but this time went back to using the Martini Olive ink as I preferred the tone on tone effect.
To introduce 'burgundy,' I used Plum Archival ink through the maple leaf section of the stencil by Inkylicious which coordinates with the Skeleton Leaves stamps.  There are three other leaves in the set, but I decided to keep to a uniform theme.
I used the coordinating stamp with Versamark ink and Holographic embossing powder directly over four of the burgundy stencilled leaves to add texture and 'sparkle'.
When it was time to introduce Copper using the Ancient Copper detail embossing powder by Cosmic Shimmer I decided to offset the stamp between the stencilled burgundy leaves to create additional depth to the page.
I had found a quote by Albert Camus which I wanted to include: 'Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.'  For the words Autumn, Spring and leaf, I used the Claritystamp Word Chain Alphabet together with the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to add them in Plum Archival ink.
I decided to go over 'Spring' with Versamark ink and heat emboss in the Copper powder to tie the quote in with the rest of the page a little more (thank goodness I had used the stamp platform).
It only remained to add the rest of the quote which had been printed using my Dymo Letratag.  Each printed element was trimmed and edged with Plum Archival ink before being glued to the page.  This is the other journal page which I completed with the same set by Inkylicious.  For details you can see HERE.

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