Resist

This is my page for the PaperArtsy Challenge Topic #7 Resists 

  
I recently was given a set of oil pastels by my mum. And thought I’d have a play using them as a resist to create a cool background. 

I started just by drawing some shapes in a cream oil pastel and adding a few scribble lines too. I then used a neon pink paint, a turquoise paint and lots of water to create a watercolour background. I loved the colours but didn’t like how I ended up with a block of pink with harsh lines.

So I left this page for a bit then unsure where to go next……

A few days later I added the boarder using PA stencil PS031 and the blobby lines from the same stencil. Which helped to cover some of the harsh lines from the paint layer. 

Next I added the stamping of my favourite PA mini stamp mini18 in archival ink in “watering can”. This was a bit harsh for me too so I added some white to the insides of the letters and numbers. 

The focal image is a stencil from the crafters workshop, I absolutely love this stencil but don’t often use it. So I stencilled it onto some old book paper using black paint cut it out and stuck it down. Then to make the feathers make sense I searched online for a quote about feathers and found this one which I loved, ” it’s not enough to have the feathers. You must dare to fly!” 

I’m actually fairly pleased with how this page came out! Considering I had no clue what to do after adding the paint. 

Wax 

This blog post is to show my play for the PaperArtsy topic 3: WAX http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2016/02/2016-topic-3-wax-challenge.html?m=1
I have never worked with anything like this before so it was very new territory for me. 

And I was super busy so didn’t enter for the PaperArtsy challenge prize thingy. (But I did win it last time 😉 ) 

So I basically had a play with a few different techniques using Gelatos.  This technique is really cool and I’m sure I’ll be using this again. 

For this I stamped my image/background in clear embossing ink then put clear embossing powder over the top and set that. Next I went in with my Gelatos all over and used my finger to work it into the gaps/paper. 
  This is a cool technique too, using Gelatos to tint grunge paste. (Apologies for the picture not sure why it’s blue!). 
And finally I did create a page in my envelope journal with the Gelatos direct to paper and then wiping through a stencil back to the underlying colour of the paper.   I added a border some stamped feathers and a quote. I’ll be honest this isn’t my favourite page I’ve created. 

But this challenge and journal isn’t about things being perfect, it’s for me to try things that I’ve maybe never done before. 

Magia xxx

Hearts 

Challenge number 2 on the PaperArtsy blog. 
http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2016/01/2016-topic-2-hearts-challenge.html?m=1

For this topic I created a page in my envelope journal. 
I pretty much used every heart stamp, stencil and mask I own! 
I started off by stamping lots of hearts from EEG13 onto the page with archival ink in sepia.   
Then I added some PaperArtsy paints (Rose, Wisteria and stone) with a baby wipe.

 

Added some heart stencilling with neon pink paint and some dots stencilling with Amethyst PA paint.   

I still had some stone paint on my craft sheet so I added some text stamping from HP1304EZ. 
Used a homemade heart mask and covered the whole piece in little black dress PA paint. 
Added some hearts stamped on to old book paper and finished with a quote, boarder, dots and outlining in my trusty sharpie white paint pen. 

 And here is the finished page 🙂   

Quick Card using PaperArtsy Paints and Stamps by JoFY

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Made this quick card this morning. Really love how it turned out!

I started by using a credit card to swipe paint across my card stock (the colours I used were PaperArtsy’s Banana and Bougainvillea from Lin Browns limited edition set).
Then where I had used a previous colour on another page had transferred over (because I didn’t clean up properly (oops!)) I decided to cut that piece off and then ended up using that piece instead!
I added some swipes using PaperArtsy’s Mermaid paint (one of my favourites).
Then added some scraps of tissue paper that I had left over from previous projects.
Did some stamping of Leandra’s favourite stamp 😉 which is one of Ellen Vargo’s stamps (EEV06) in Snowflake.
Then using stamps from JoFY sets JOFY22 stamped some flowers on to old book paper and used the stem from JOFY24. Added some white highlights to the flowers and stems and added a jewel in the centre of each flower.

Really quick and not bad for a background that was initially a mistake!!