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.


Olga Jewell said...

Patti this is gorgeous!!!! How creative!!!!

Cec said...

How wonderful to see you blog one of your creations - you have been missed. I especially love that you have done a mixed media piece and what a great piece it is. Love the background colours and the wonderful stamping. The crackle hearts are awesome and all the quotes and added embellishments finish it off so nicely. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils and I sure hope you will come back again.
PS - I need to see this up close and personal :)

Pat said...

Beautiful project Patti, and useful too. Nice to see you posting.

Pat xx

Team Clark said...

Patti, this is so amazing! I'm thrilled that you shared this with us at Stamps & Stencils! So glad our challenge was motivation for you to get craftin'! Fabulous and so useful. Love the awesome details. Hugs, Autumn