Friday, January 3, 2014

Layering 2nd level

Hello All!
I hope your new year is going well!
In tutorial 1 (you can find that HERE) we went over a basic collage layer of stamping and tissue paper.  As Emeril would say, "Let's kick it up a notch!"  :)  Now we are going to add a second layer under our stamped layer.  Here's a peek at the final project:

So lets kick it up a notch and begin! :)
1 We are beginning with a piece of cardboard identical to the first project. The measurements are
 4 5/16" X 3 7/8".

2 Tear out a page from an dictionary or other type of background paper. I buy my dictionaries from a local dollar store. A dollar for over 100 pages of useable art! What a deal! :)  Come up with an arrangement that suits you on the base piece and adhere with your medium. I am using ranger ink glue and seal.  Let dry before moving on.
3 While waiting for step 3 to dry, you can stamp your image on your tissue paper. This is one of the first stamps I ever bought, Sunflower by PSX (personal stamp exchange). Had I known then what buying that first stamp was going to lead to Pokemon mentality.... (Pokemon mentality for those who don't know, is gotta collect them all :) Behind the scenes: It took 2 times of stamping to get this right. I flipped my stamp over, inked it with versafine onyx black, and used my brayer to "reverse" stamp it. It seems the tissue paper doesn't have enough body so to speak to get a good image, so the soft brayer helps to make sure all the image transfers.)
4 Now coat your entire base including dictionary or background images.
5 Align your main image onto the base piece. Carefully brayer the main image for a flat image, then scrunch up the edges to get wrinkles. Allow to dry between this and next step.
6 Tear off excess tissue paper to your liking.
7 To color the flower, I used orange and yellow Gelatos from Faber-Castell.
8 I spritzed a little water onto my craft mat and with a water brush blended from the yellow to the orange, and a little back into the yellow, wiping the brush off on a baby wipe between petals.
9 For the leaves I rubbed the green and yellow Gelato onto my craft mat and blended with some water. I rubbed a little of the green onto each leaf and the stem, then blended with the green yellow mix. The center of the flower was a bit tougher as I didn't have a brown. Back to art Mixing blue and orange will yield brown, which I did on my craft mat in case I didn't like the color. Then for the background, I used the metallic peach and regular pink and colored them randomly onto the Background.
10 Blend the background with water.  Then I made a little sparkle by rubbing the metallic gold onto my craft mat and adding some water. I brushed the mixture onto the sunflower and leaves.

11 You can really see the sparkle on the page. The metallic Gelatos really sparkle nice!
12 Next to add an aged look to the piece, I rubbed a black Gelato around the edge and smudged with my finger. While the black on my finger was still workable, I lightly highlighted the wrinkles in the tissue paper. I also used a Big Brush Marker in white from Faber-Castell. On the petals, i put a little on the outer petal and smudged it inwards, and on the leaves I put it more towards the top of the leaf and smudged it down.
13 Now for the card. I used a piece of Neenah Desert storm cardstock measuring 5 1/2" X 4". I stamped a script background (hampton art stamps) with versafine in vintage sepia. When dry I used antique linen to ink the edges of the card front.
14 Again with black Gelato smudge the edge of the card to age it more.

15 Stamp sentiment (stampers anonymous) with versafine black onyx onto banner colored with shabby shutters distress ink and adhere with a tape runner.  Then adhere the panel with the same tape.

Thanks for joining me again!  Please join me on Monday for the next Layer tutorial!

Happy Creating!

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