A huge thank you to Vicki Christensen, for the opportunity to design with the Scrap Matrix team. I’m super excited to be part of such a talented group and to support a local South Australian business.
The challenge this month is to use all things Ranger. There's a huge amount to choose from. I hope you will join in, using a product from Vicki's gorgeous store Scrap Matrix at Encounter Bay.
I started with a white page, in my Dina Wakley Media Journal, which I coated with Ranger white gesso, to stop the media seeping through. Blank pages can be a bit daunting, so my approach is the dive right in and make a
mess some marks!
So I dipped my fingers into some creamy Dylusions paints and rubbed them over the page, blending them as I went. I used Laid Back Lilac, Funky Fuchsia, Periwinkle Blue and White Linen.
Adding more layers to increase the intensity of the colours.
To add texture I swiped Distress Crackle Paint, Clear Rock Candy through a Tim Holtz Stencil, “Splash” I like the way it cracks and also takes on the colour of the paint underneath.
The white gesso was added through a Tim Holtz Burlap stencil.
I added the Art Journal stamp at the top and some stamping from the same set (Dylusions stamps, Inbetweenies- DYR34575) along the side, using Tim Holtz Jet Black Archival Ink. The words are from Dina Wakley Stamps, (Handwritten Quotes MDR44475)
Wanting to add more colour and patterns I sponged some Oxides through a Tim Holtz stencil Set 27
Because I didn't have an idea to begin with, I fished through my stamps to see what would go with these quotes and found my little birds. Dylusions Stamps, "Put a bird on it", They just look so cheery, I thought they’d be right at home on the colourful background.
Using a Tim Holtz stamp press, I got a crisp, clean stamped finish which
I then fussy cut and painted the birds with Distress Oxides,
I glued the birds in place with Tim Holtz Multi Medium Matte.
Finally I added the flowers through a Tim Holtz stencil very similar to this.
Thanks for calling in, I hope you found something to inspire you.
Be sure to check out the Scrap Matrix blog in a day or so,
for another Design Team Project.