Friday, November 6, 2015

The Color of Fall with Gratitude... with Tamiko

I love creating this page.. It totally says fall to me.. The the color of the leaves and texture of the bark of the trees.. I used a bunch of stamps from Sin City Stamps to create this page.  My supplies included:

Tim Holtz - Woodgrain stencil
Archival Ink Pad
Acrylic paints
Gelli plate
Deco Art- Moldeling paste
Deco Art Metallic Lustre- Espresso
Dylusions Paints- red, orange, green, yellow and brown
Gelli Plate ( I use the 8x10)
Helmar Craft and Hobby Pva glue
Distress ink
White Sharpie (water based)
Unibal Vision pen

What I did first is what you cant see is I made a few gelli prints using the leaves and some of the paint. I smoothed paint on the plate and stamped across it.

Then I took the modeling paste and with a spatuala I stenciled some on the page, rather thin-like.


Then I painted over the areas I stenciled with brown paint, to create what looked like a bark of a tree.

After the barks were created, I added a little bit of definition to the raised areas, by rubbing some metallic lustre. Can't see it well here..  ::sad face::

I started working on the leaves.  The leaves were stamped with archival inks and fussy cut.  I then inked the edges just a little bit.

I took my scoring tool and along the length of the leaf i created a faux crease to resemble a stem.  I also curled some of the edges of the leaf.  

I finallally adhered the leaves to the page with some Professional Craft & Hobby PVA.  I wrote my quote in white sharpie (waterbased) and outlined the lettering with plain unibal vision pen.   Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn't.  Here just a few more photos of closeups for the page.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my journal page.  Remember you too can see the light in every day things and its starts with gratitude and some stamps from Sin City Stamps!!  Now GO MAKE SOMETHING!!


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