Monday, February 29, 2016

Splattering, Spritzing and Smooshing

Hello, I know it has been such a long time since I have posted on my blog but I wanted to share what I created this week using the current challenge at Stamps and Stencils where they ask us to use some splattering, spritzing or smooshing. I have created a post it note holder for my craft room with some of my favorite colors and words to inspire me, I also used one of my favorite folds, the easel.
It started with a 5 1/2 inch square of water color paper, I used distress inks in peacock feather, squeezed lemon and cracked pistachio which I smooshed onto a palette of acrylic and after spraying with water I took the acrylic and smooshed it around the paper until I was happy with the colors.

After my water color had dried I used crackle embossing paste through a heart Heidi Swapp stencil, I love the look of crackle especially after dusting it with the cracked pistachio when it dried. There is light stamping in the background with Bo Bunny and Prima stamps using Archival watering can ink. I also tried Autumn's technique and stamped the butterfly and flowers in the lower corner with Perfect Pearls.

My patterned paper is from an old Memory Box pack and my art words are a Stamplorations stamp. After stamping it in Versafine onyx black I trimmed the phrases apart and adhered them to the canvas. I also used some varigated twine , a miniture clothespin with a flower glued to it and a dragonfly from Frilly and Funky with the clasp snipped off. I also found a chipboard piece that blended in perfectly with the colors, I added a bow and clear button.

I hope you enjoy my post it note creation and will check out this fun site.