Thursday, 23 July 2015

PaperArtsy Topic #13 – Time





 I just love love love the sets of stamps just released. I bought the JOYF37 and wanted to use it for the challenge. Now how do I get a mushroom and caterpillar to correspond with time! Thinking cap on and the sun shining outside I thought of SUMMER TIME and a clock face could be the sun! So I set to work. My inspiration came from Keren Baker as she used pastels for her blog post. I haven't used my PanPastels for a long time so I dug them out to use for this challenge. 
As I was designing this time piece I clicked on the PaperArtsy blog and low and behold Leandra had used clocks as flowers in her blog post!

Firstly I used a paper with clock faces printed on it but it was green and I wanted a summer feel to it so painted over it with a diluted yellow submarine.
 Applied grunge paste through a stencil to give the effect of sun rays and whilst still wet sprinkled glitter over it.
 On a piece of smooth card I stamped the images with Versamark and heat embossed. Embossing the images makes it easier to colour as it prevents colour bleeding over the lines but also if you happen to colour the emboss line it will wipe off as it acts as a resist. 
Coloured with PanPastels. They are really easy to work with. So that I didn't smudge them as I was applying the colour I firstly applied Versamark all over to give it a key. When finished I sprayed a glitter varnish all over them so that the pastel wouldn't rub off. 
Cut them out but before sticking them to the background I went around the edge of the background with a ruff it tool then applied distress ink.
Applied glaze medium to the sun. 
Once dry stuck the mushroom, caterpillar and circles to the background and added some moss/ grass stuff for more texture. 

I will be using these stamps a lot. I've already stamped and coloured a few already! 

Materials used; 
Paperartsy – JOYF37 stamp, grunge paste, yellow submarine fresco paint. 
PanPastels – various colours. 
Crafters Companion – glitter varnish, stamping card. 
Docraft – steampunk papers. 
Distress Ink – Vintage photo. 

From stash; 
Form pads, glue. 
Grass/moss. 
Glitter. 

Challenge entered;