Monday, 27 January 2014

....and back into colour!

My latest journal page began the same way that many of my pages begin - a mop up page! When my new stamps arrived at the end of last week I could hardly wait to get this set mounted and inked!
Its the Artistic Outpost set 'Bluebird' and I've wanted it for some time! 
In the set is a small text stamp in old typewriter print, I masked off the area that I wanted the image by tearing some paper to the approximate size, allowing the text to fill in the edges. I then used the stamp right way up and upside down and stamped randomly - this may seem like odd behaviour but as a child I was allowed to play with a typewriter and was always fascinated with the patterns I could make by reinserting the paper upside down and winding it through before I added more letters.

I then laid the 'hole' over the text and stamped the image using my new Potting Soil Archival ink(seen so many folk using this and loved it-it's my new favourite). Oh dear! the green patterned background did not suit the little girl! I stamped her again onto plain paper and coloured her by mixing some distress pens onto my mat and painting with a water brush before cutting her out and pasting her over the green figure! 
I then used distress markers to colour one of the birds on another of the stamps so that the bird could fly towards the little girl. All I needed then was the little quote and some music from the bird stamp. Not to be caught out again I painted a little area with Nougat PA Fresco Finish paint. 

This is the best photo I could get in fading light but tomorrow is a busy day so I wanted to post this tonight.

I would like to enter this in the following Challenge 

Artistic Outpost - Anything goes

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Julie Ann Lee said...

What a lovely stamp plate that is! I am saving up for it! I have wanted it for ages too! Potting Soil is a super Archival: I find myself reaching for it all the time! This is such a beautiful page; I love the effect of the bird flying towards the little girl. I hope tomorrow is fruitful as well as busy. Julie Ann xx

butterfly said...

Lovely, lovely page - the colours are so pretty and full of the promise of Spring, and the Potting Soil gives such great definition to the gorgeous AO stamps. Funny... I've always thought of "him" as a little boy!! Thank so much for playing along with us at Artistic Outpost.
Alison xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous page Chris ♥ Glad you got the stamp, well worth the wait. Enjoy! xx

Sarah Anderson said...

love the story behind your use of the typewriter stamp, and it's really effective! Love the colours too