This is one of those LONG postings that require a beverage of your choice suited to your time zone and a snack. I decided to make a Master Board using all the wonderful products recently sent to me by John at Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko for the April AIRs projects. As "Artists in Residence" we have three project assignments every month, one of them being a challenge to use all of the products in the box. Fun, fun, fun! When you make a Master Board or the equivalent of your own custom designed background paper, that task is really simplified since anything goes. Take a look at my product choices!
I started with a 12" by 12" piece of Strathmore Acrylic paper with a linen finish (246 lb paper). I pulled out several stencils from my collection and started building my layers of color and texture on the blank piece of paper. I decided that a lot of stenciling would come into play with the chalk inks, Fireworks! sprays and my Imagine Crafts Ink Blusher sponges which I use for stenciling. After I get done with all the colors on the paper I will make sure it is dry and before cutting it up to make multiple ATCs and a little book for them to fit into. My theme for the book is "Don't Forget to Give Yourself a Hug" and it is based on a cast of characters from Stampotique who look like they could use a hug. The first color I apply is Angel Pink Fireworks! spray, followed quickly with Lulu Lavender and Summer Sky Fireworks! sprays.
I also used the Imagine Crafts Creative Medium with stencils to top off all the inky goodness on my page. Now I have a lot of texture and color. When I applied Imagine Crafts Goosebumps I got some additional sheen here and there. There is a tremendous amount of color, shine and texture, bumpy & smooth stuff, going on here!
Tsukineko Memento Markers
My thanks to Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko for sending me products that I can challenge myself with and then share with all of you. My thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit my blog and to take a look at my little book! I hope you'll make your own Master Boards and have fun cutting up your very own uniquely decorated paper to make fun projects. Have a great day, I'll talk to you soon!