Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Karen's deco

I received Karen's deco in the mail today. She is in the Art-Venturer's group, so the word 'ART' mush appear somewhere on the page. Great opportunity to use on of the sprayed textured papers I made earlier today. I choose the one with silver Brilliance ink on the surface. To go with the page I picked out some flowers in my stash. I colored the tips and centers of the pink paper ones with red Brilliance ink. I colored the tips of the larger blue ones with blue brilliance ink. And sprayed pewter Shimmering Mist over all of them.

For the paper behind the letter "a" and the saying in the silver frame, I used leftover pieces of paper from a Luminous Paste Paper background similar to what was done here. I added an image and the flowers I colored with silver brads.
For the back, I wanted to do a resist with the color wash sprays. I chose to use antique white acrylic paint for a grungy look. [Remember to always wash acrylic paint off your stamps right away.]
I sprayed full strength butterscotch and a mixture of diluted red pepper with perfect pearls over the paper and wiped the surface to blend the colors and reveal the paint underneath the sprays.
I stamped some words in black Archival ink and added some fun foreign stamps.
Hope Karen enjoys the page as much as I did making it.


Unknown said...

2 nice spreads, love the time of my life.... really cute. The art adventure one has one of my fave colors on bg...great job

inge said...

Hello Karen,

I would be very glad !..
It's a beautiful stamp you used and I love the orange on it. Nice technique... must try it myself.

Inge from Belgium