For the second challenge at the PaperArtsy Blog with the theme of 'Shiny stuff' I made an Art Journal spread.
I went for a grungy look. I started with putting Grunge Paste through a stencil and then painting over the whole thing. I used Fresco paints in the colours Sage, Concrete, Snowflake and Stone.
I aged the whole thing by putting turquoise Antiqueing cream all over it and when this dried I went in with a baby wipe and removed most of it again. Next I used a Big Brush Marker to shade the chevrons so they stand out a bit more.
For the 'shiny stuff' I used some glass glitter in between the chevrons. I also used glitter to bling up my embellishments.
The butterfly is metal and was silver embossed and partly dipped in glitter.
The heart is a metal PaperArtsy heart which was also silver embossed and dipped in glitter; to make it even more shiny I put a layer of UTEE over the top.
I put my finished embellishments aside and started stamping the background. I used all PaperArtsy stamps for this spread. I will list them at the bottom.
Next I stamped the hearts, the sentiment and the photo of Marilyn. I thought this all went well together.
I also used some Plaster bandage, which was coloured with Sage Fresco paint and some Patterned paper form 7 Dots Studio (Destination Unknown) which was also partly painted with the same paint. I used some metal staples to keep everything together before adhering it to my pages with double sided tape. I then took the Big Brush Marker again and shaded all around all the elements.
I hope my spread is Shiny enough for this second topic !
I used the following stamps:
Backgrounds - Plate 3
Man of Numbers 2 set - MON2
Thanks for stopping by !
Hope you like it and got inspired !