Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Who's to say where the wind will take you

Mo here today on the Sin City Inspiration team blog,  sharing my art journal page "who's to say where the wind will take you".
 I love that sentiment and it made me think of traveling in a hot air balloon, in a perfect blue sky of course......

Supplies used:
Sin City Stamps sheets:
Water based ink sprays in purple and blue
White thread
Modeling paste
Circle stencil
Crackle Paste
Water proof stamp ink in black
Waterproof marker in black
Acrylic paint in brown and black
Water Spray bottle
Inktense pencils
Metallic paint in gold
 Step 1: Add a layer of gesso over the page, cut some threads  and place them around the edges in a swirly way. Use another layer of gesso over the threads and then let dry until the threads are adhered to the page.

Step 2: Use the waterproof stamp ink and the Faded page word stamp to start creating a background.

 Step 3: Dilute the gesso with water and go over the page so the impression of the stamp will be in the background.
 Step 4: Apply modeling paste through a stencil around the edges, Let dry

Step 5: Apply crackle paste on all edges around the spread partially covering the circles that where made in step 4.
Let this dry.
Step 6 : Spray some blue ink in the middle of the page, then spray some water and move the journal around to let the ink run over the page. Let dry when you are happy with how it looks.
 Step 7: Spray purple ink around the edges.
 Be careful to not let it run into the middle of the page but allow it to run around all textures ( the thread, modeling and crackle paste).
The ink will move easier if you spritz it with water.
 Step 8: Experiment a bit with the mister and the water to get the result you like.
If you have too much ink use a baby wipe to dab it off.  Spraying with the water bottle will give it a nice water drop effect .
When you are happy with your background, set it aside to dry.
 Step 9: Use a waterproof ink to stamp the Balloon and the sentiment.

Step 10: Use pencils to color the balloon.
Using a pencil, sketch some seagulls above the sentiment next to the balloon , then use a waterproof marker to give them detail.

Step 10: For the border, make a wash using brown and black acrylic paint mixed with water.
Paint this over the crackle.

 Step 11: Finish the page by adding a little gold metallic paint to the edges.

Here some pictures of the finished page

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