Another Monday which means a new challenge at the Simon Monday Challenge blog! It also means that my stint as Guest Designer for this month ends with this post. I want to thank the staff at Simon Says for giving me this incredible opportunity. It has been an immense pleasure working along side such a talented group of artists! I also wish to thank all of you who took the time to pop in and leave a comment. Mwah! I will of course continue to participate as often as I can and I hope you will too:)
This week's theme is "Things With Wings"!
I have two projects to share. All products are listed with links at the end.
First up is this frame and we are going to begin by making our own patterned tissue paper!
Begin by covering your workspace with newspaper. Add a sheet of plain tissue paper on top. Gather a variety of stamps including leaves, butterflies, script and background dots along with a black Archival inkpad. Begin stamping your images repeatedly onto the tissue:
Keep stamping until you are satisfied and have filled much of the paper:
Choose a photo frame to cover. Grab a brush and matte medium. Remove glass and backing from the frame.
Tear tissue into pieces and collage over the whole frame.
Set aside. At this point I originally intended to add stains to color the frame but I liked it enough as is to leave it and add the color within the frame :) For the background behind the glass I traced the shapes onto white cardstock then used a blending tool and Salty Ocean Distress ink over it to emulate the sky. I slipped the colored shapes under the glass pieces and secured them in place from the back.
Next, the butterflies were stamped onto Distress watercolor cardstock with black Archival ink. They were painted by smooshing some Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks from the pads onto a kraft sheet and picking up the colors with a watercolor brush. The butterflies were fussy cut and a bit of thin black wire was glued to the backs to form the antennae. My
I curled the wings and secured the butterflies on top of the glass with a dab of gel medium. A piece of black and white cardstock was trimmed to make a label. A Tim Holtz Occasions Small Talk sticker was added. A large gold brad was attached at each end then the label was secured in place with foam dots.
Project 2- a simple postcard:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 voucher for the online store to one lucky winner, but you can't win if you don't enter, so get to your craft space and create!
plain tissue paper
non stick craft sheet
adhesive foam dots
SSS assorted Moonshine sequins
Distress watercolor cardstock
Jet Black Archival inkpad
Occasions Small Talk stickers
Distress inkpads: Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade
Distress Spray Stain- Fossilized Amber
Stickles glitter glue-Diamond
Clear Stamps: Altenew Floral Shadow set
Tim Holtz Butterfly 1, Butterfly 2
Dina Wakley All The Gals set
For T Stands For Tuesday:
Panera Bread? I had a delicious Mediterranean Veggie sandwich with sun dried tomato bread and would have it again anytime!
A new month is about to begin so I made two spreads for April:
this YouTube video.
I am joining in at Art Journal Journey for the theme of "Out and About" hosted by Yvonne; along with Paint Party Friday!
Next week I'll be sharing about my newly acquired Distress Oxide inks which are AMAZING new inkpads from Tim Holtz!!
" Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." Dalai Lama