Tuesday 15 January 2019

ATCs Layering stencilled and stamped images.

The latest ATC swap over on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art is based around the letter N.  It took a little thought, but once again, I found what I needed among my Clarity stamps and stencils.  N is for nautilus, N is for nature and N is for nest.
I started the first ATC by stamping the shell (NDC back order #103) onto a piece of 2.5" x 3.5" mixed media card.  I used Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear EP.
I masked the image and blended Old Parchment and Blushing Rose Artistry inks over the background.
Next, I blended Cinnamon Tea ink through the 7" x 7" shell stencil from Claritystamp.
Using the script stamp from the journaling set, I added further background stamping in Roasted Chestnut and removed the mask.
The image was coloured in using my WHSmith watercolour pencils, blended out with a water brush.
To finish, I added N from the the Word Chain alphabet in the same way as the shell, then hand wrote nautilus using a black fine liner.
For the second ATC, N is for nature, I started with the largest tree in the Trees and Moon stamp set.
I added one of the mini moon masks and blended Wedgwood Green Artistry ink along the bottom using the Deerscape mask.
The Hills and Mountains mask and Green Garland ink was added next.  Followed by Moon Crater ink.
The sky was added using Tenacious Teal and Ocean Reef ink and the moon mask removed.
The lettering was added in the same way as the previous ATC.
For the final ATC, N is for nest, I started with the nest stamp from the Cockerel and Hen stamp set (Claritystamp).
This was masked off using the matching mask, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides blended over the background, spritzed with water and dabbed with paper towel.  Wild Honey Oxide was then added through the NDSC stencil #9 (Eggs).
Before the mask was removed, I added some stamping using the script stamp in Fossilized Amber Oxide.
The nest was coloured in using watercolour pencils and some of the Artistry inks and the lettering added in the same way as for the other ATCs.
I really enjoyed building up layers of interest using a mix of stamps, masks and stencils and I hope my swap partner likes her ATCs.

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