WOYWW 380 – Mark Making for Paper Artsy challenge

So this week I have more artwork created with the techniques from the Seth Apter workshop. I decided to make time to join in with the Paper Artsy Making Marks challenge this week and make a cover for a new stamp album……I seem to have collected a few 8X8″ scrapbook albums that have never been used so I am re-purposing them!

I followed the same techniques to start with that we learnt with Seth to make a foundation background for making marks on! Using Fresco paints, I started with a complete layer of Haystack then moving on to Mocha Mousse, then Blood Orange with a touch of Vanilla as Blood Orange was too translucent for covering as I wanted,  then Chalk, then Limelight.

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A good enough background to move on to ‘making marks’!

Using Seth’s Storytime stencil and various green/blue shades and mixes from Peacoat, Evergreen, Tinned Peas and Granny Smith plus a touch of Terracotta and Seaweed, I started adding ‘marks’:


I decided to move on from paint now and chose some Carabelle Studio stamps (Taches et Couture and Circles & Dots) and Archival inks for the next layers of marks:

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Moving on to the last stage now which was done with Uniball pens in various colours, Posca black paint pen and a Sharpie white paint pen. Lots of outlining and some swirly doodling:

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I love the way the metallic Uniballs add a bit of shine to the finished piece but not always obvious in my photos no matter how I try to capture it! I can see little glimpses of Klimt influence creeping in as well on the final piece…..

So this is my entry to the challenge and also my contribution to the weekly WOYWW display of crafting spaces;  for more links to other spaces, please visit the head of the family Julia who co-ordinates our weekly gathering.

Happy Crafting





Comments (14)

  1. Miriam (reply)

    September 14, 2016 at 8:20 am

    This is gorgeous Caz….. you really have embraced what Seth taught us…..

  2. Shaz (reply)

    September 14, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Caz, love what you’ve done, and the step by step too. Thanks for sharing that, I’ll be bookmarking this. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #9 xxx

  3. Felicia Aaron (reply)

    September 14, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Caz, I LOVEEEEEEE, this album cover! Great colors and doodling!! Paperartsy is by far my fave paints and I would love to get my hands on Seth’s new line!! Have a wonderful Wednesday! Felicia #42

  4. glitterandglue (reply)

    September 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Well done Caz. Yes, the colours are quite Klimt, aren’t they…
    Thank you for your visit and kind words. John was so skilled, and fortunately, we have many of his pieces in our home.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  5. Elaine (reply)

    September 14, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Great desk…fab projects. Thanks for the tutorial too. Happy WOYWW. Elaine no. 20

  6. Angela (reply)

    September 14, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Loving your art work, very Sethish! Great challenge piece too. Loving your choice of colours too. Have a great woyww, Angela x 19

  7. Kelly (reply)

    September 15, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Beautiful, Caz. Great repurposing. I have several 6×6 that need some love. Creative Blessings! Kelly #39

  8. Sharon K (reply)

    September 15, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Really pretty. It sounds and looks like a great project!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #40

  9. Chris P (reply)

    September 15, 2016 at 2:07 am

    This is wonderful Caz! Makes me think of graffiti art which to me is very urban and chic.
    Chris P #34

  10. Anne L (reply)

    September 15, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Hello Caz. I love the look of your album cover, such a great job you did on it. Thanks for visiting me earlier and have a fantastic week. Hugs ~Anne L#5

  11. Annie (reply)

    September 15, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Hi Caz thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. I really love your cover. Love the colours you’ve used.
    Annie x #16

  12. LLJ (reply)

    September 15, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    As a no paper crafter, I really do find it interesting to look at stage by stage pics and see how the project develops – I’d have no idea at all where to start. I like the end result, very funky 🙂
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

  13. Nikki C (reply)

    September 20, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Looks fantastic Caz … I do try to use up what I own now seeing for such a smaller hoard of stash it does last a long time 😛 (might not be that small then lol)

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