I'm so excited to announce that I've been selected to be on the Lila Grey Stamps Design Team (click on the icon to the right). The stamp designs are unique and have many creative possibilities. I can't wait to share what I've been doing with them!
I started this piece knowing I was going to use the pedestal and cupcake but like all my mixed media/art journal pieces, I never really know where the piece is going to take me.
Here are some shots of the final piece and some close ups:
I know you're thinking "that lettering is amazing!" I am so excited on how it turned out. I watched a handwriting tutorial on making a font from your own handwriting and thought I'd practice on another piece of paper, but if you know anything about me and I'm sure you do, I love to just dive right in. Why not? I wrote the words with a fine point BIC pen and then sketched around and filled in to make lines thicker, etc. Filled in with a Sharpie and highlighted the bottoms with Wink of Stella Glitter White pen (HEY) and the white Gelly Roll pen (SWEETIE). LOVE!
See the tutorial here:
The pedestal was stamped directly on the page but the top part (bright blue) was pieced. The cupcake was paper pieced together. I used my assortment of pens to highlight the frosting, color the cake and highlight the flower).
I love that pedestal and plan on using it a lot! Can you see it holding a Christmas tree or other holiday icons? So cute!!
The yellow circles on the top right was another experiment. The technique is called bumping. Basically, you paint inside a stencil with a light (or dark) color and then slightly move the stencil (bump it) and paint another color (lighter or darker depending on your first color). It gives a shadow effect. Unfortunately, the white that I used did not show up well enough to see the bump. I still love the random circles on this page.
Lavender, green galore, yoyo yellow and tempting turquoise ink pads from SU!
Yellow acrylic paint
Yellow and Red Spritz paint (homemade)
Brass Alphabet stencil
Grunge Stamp Set SU! (Those beautiful lavender splotches on the page - wait...is that an oxymoron?)
Tea Party Stamp Set Lila Grey Stamps (click here to view the stamp sets)