I started with a 9" by 12" piece of watercolor paper 140# and coated it with a light frosting of gesso, allowing it to dry before proceeding. I recently purchased some Yellow Ochre Pan Pastels and couldn't wait to use them so I applied some on the paper with a dauber applicator from Imagine Crafts. After rubbing this into the paper I sprayed it with water and some Dandelion Fireworks! spray and Tangelo Fireworks! spray. These sprays have a concentrated color with a little shimmer to them. I sprayed some additional water on these colors and let them move around on the paper by lifting the paper and turning it. After blotting the excess ink and water off I used a heat gun to dry the paper.
I used TCW's lacy stencil and a chevron stencil to spray Tsukineko Walnut ink and Willow Walnut ink onto the paper. After spraying these and blotting the page I dried it thoroughly with a heat gun. I added Cottage Ivy Fireworks! spray onto the page and used a paper towel roll to towel it off. Since I wanted more of the green I used Memento's Cottage Ivy ink pad and applied a touch more with my dauber applicator. I blended it in with a baby wipe until the color was just what I wanted. In a few areas I added white gelatos and orange gelatos for more color. These can also be blended with water or a baby wipe.
Using Dyan Reaveley's small diamond stencil and some gesso I added a little more interest. Not completely satisfied I used a circle stencil from the local office supply store to apply some more gesso in the upper left corner. After the gesso was dry I laid the same stencil back over the white dots, moved it off center just a little and sprayed the Cottage Ivy Fireworks!, blotted with a paper towel roll, dried with a heat gun. When this was dry and the stencil had been cleaned, I laid the stencil on the green dots and sprayed the area again but with the Willow Walnut Ink spray. I carefully removed the stencil and blotted it with the paper towel roll, then dried it even more with my heat gun. Bringing out the Memento inks again I applied more Peanut Brittle and Morocco inks to the edges and blended them with a dauber applicator.
For more texture and depth I made small lines on the page with an old credit card. Using StazOn Cotton White and Ivory Black Opaque Inkers I dipped my credit card edge in each and made small marks on the paper. With an old lid dipped in Golden Gold Interference paint I added circles for a metallic pop. At this point my page is pretty much layered and ready for the focal point. My focal point is a piece of clip art from DeviantScrap.com made by itKuPiLLi imagenarium. She was giving this away as a freebie on the site last month and her work is incredible! There is a quote included that says "Love of beauty is tasted. The creation of beauty is art." by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I tore this out, edged it with some of the Walnut Ink spray on an applicator and set it aside. After cutting out the lady I used Matte Medium to adhere the image
to the page.
to the page.
I had some white self adhesive pearls by Queen & Co in my stash so I applied those to her hat band and a stray one to her necklace. I felt like she needed a little more detail on the hat so I stamped a flower on white card stock with clear embossing ink three times, applied Detail White embossing powder and melted it with my heat gun. When this had cooled completely I sprayed the Lilac Walnut Ink spray on the flower images and wiped the excess off with a paper towel. I applied a tiny bit of Goosebumps in the center of each flower and set it aside to dry before trimming it out. Then I glued the flower down with a piece of black grosgrain ribbon underneath.
Watercolor paper 140#
Yellow Ochre Pan Pastel
Imagine Crafts Dandelion Fireworks! spray
Imagine Crafts Tangelo Fireworks! spray
Imagine Crafts Cottage Ivy Fireworks! spray
Liquitex Acrylic Titanium White
Memento inks in Peanut Brittle, Cottage Ivy & Morocco
VersaFine Olympia Green ink
Black StazOn ink
Imagine Crafts Willow Walnut Ink Spray
Imagine Crafts Walnut Spray
White, Orange & Black Gelatos by Faber-Castell
StazOn Opaque Ivory Black & Cotton White Inkers
Golden brand Gold Interference paint
Faber-Castell PITT white 101 pen
Queen & Co self adhesive pearls
black grosgrain ribbon
Embossing ink and White Detail Embossing Powder
old credit card
DeviantScrap.com clip art
Stencils of your choice
Stamps of your choice
Imagine Crafts Ink Blushers sponges
Spray bottle of water