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.
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:
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:
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.