Good afternoon. As we have just had International Woman’s Day I thought this one would be appropriate to share this week.
The theme on Simon Says Challenge Blog (Wed) is ‘Girl Power’ – so I have entered this one.
- Tranquility and Artistic Affirmations stamp sets (Chocolate Baroque)
- 8 X 8 card blank, smooth white stamping card, scrap copy paper (to create masks)
- Zig 2 way glue pen
- Shallow tray and shaving foam
- Ink sprays (green and turquoise)
- Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Black Soot)
- Coloured pencils, glitter pen (gold), sparkle pen (clear)
- Fine tipped pen (black) and alcohol marker (black)
- Gilding wax (gold) and glitter glue (gold)
Step by step:
- The background paper was created using the shaving foam technique. Inks were dropped and swirled onto a layer of shaving foam and picked up onto the card. Excess foam was then scraped off to reveal the transferred ink pattern. Note: I have found that it can be difficult to add colour on top of these backgrounds. The surface can slightly resist watercolours. However, these monoprints do make fabulous quick backgrounds and I generally create a whole batch at a time to create plenty to keep in my stash for future projects.
- The lanterns were stamped onto copy paper and carefully cut out to create masks. A few dots of zig glue were added to the back and left to dry (goes on blue then dries clear to create a tacky temporary glue surface).
- The lanterns in the foreground were stamped with Versafine. Working from foreground to background masks were applied over the lanterns to protect them while stamping images behind.
- Masks were removed and scene elements added using the fine tipped pen (horizon and water swirls to ground the images).
- The image was coloured with pencils and glitter and sparkle pens used to add a bit of bling.
- The scene was edged by blending in a little Distress Ink. Black marker and gilding wax was also applied around the edges to frame.
- The topper was then mounted onto the card and glitter glue used to add more sparkle to the scene and around the edges.