Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fairies, Flowers and Foliage Art Panel

This is my very first post as a new member of Sin City Stamps 2017 Inspiration Team and I am very excited to share what I created with these beautiful stamps!
My panel collage was made using stamps from the Fairies and Blossoms 2 set and Inhale...Exhale Art stamp set.
 Both of these sets are available in the online store along with so many others to choose from!
Please find my step by step instructions below on how I made this lovely panel.
I hope this post inspires you to get creative as there are so many wonderful and beautiful things you can do with stamps!

Supplies List:
Burlap Panel any size you like I used a 8X8 here
Sin City Stamps Fairies and Blossoms 2 and Inhale....Exhale Art Stamp set
Heavy white gesso
Stencils and texture paste
Ink sprays in your color choice I used an array of maroon, gold, brown, and copper
Water sprayer
Rose gold color (or your choice) rub on paint
Small pearl beads
Flat glass pebbles
An array of floral embellishments
Wooden chipboard designs
Scraps of paper and paper doilies
Clear embossing powder
Black Archival Ink
Paper grass
Glue or gel medium
Tools such as scissors, heat tool, spatula, paintbrushes, tweezers,hot glue gun

***For Starters I like to gather up all of my supplies and do all of my prep work such as inking and stamping, embossing, and pre spraying any flowers or embellishments.
For this particular project I stamped images and quotes onto heavy cardstock using black archival ink and used clear embossing powder to add texture to the fairy stamp.
A light stain on the cardstock can achieve an old parchment look to the paper.
Set all of that aside and get started on the main project.

Then lay everything out until it is how you like and photograph the collage before preparing the background.
This way you can go back to the photo and place everything permanently.
This was my "raw" photo...

1. Using a card or spatula apply heavy white gesso randomly on burlap making sure to leave some of the burlap exposed. I actually left quite a bit exposed on this one. Allow to dry or use heat tool very lightly. (burlap can get very hot!)

2. Use your choice of stencil and texture paste to areas to add dimension. Let this dry completely.

3. Once texture paste is dry you can begin spraying your inks. I like to spray a bit of water along with each color and dry gently with heat tool. Once I have the desired look I allowed it to dry completely.

4. Once dry you can use stamps to randomly add black. I used a text stamp as well as a stamp from the Inhale....Exhale set listed above.

5. Now all that is left to do is to pull out the photo and all of your embellies, wooden designs, florals and of course those beautiful stamped images and adhere them all with either glue or a gel medium as I did.

Here are a couple close ups of this project!

 I wanted to add a little extra sparkle so I rubbed some rose gold paint with my finger over the flowers and various areas and some extra fine iridescent glitter to top faerie's wings and around some of the glass pebbles.



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