Yesterday I visited the Happy Stampers Festival at Port Sunlight with my friends Sarah and Helen - a small venue but packed with stampers all looking for more craft supplies and inspiration from the many demos! It was also great to meet up with so many friends, including some from blogland!
I had been hoping to get some clear gesso but couldn't find any anywhere…but I did find myself some of the new Distress colours - a little later than most of you, but Oh! how I love the Blueprint blue! Last night after 'Strictly' I started a journal page (on it's way to Art Journal Journey, where Sheila has chosen the theme 'Architecture')
The background was already in my journal - a mixture of leftover blue paints that had been smoothed on with a baby wipe. I used the Blueprint Blue and some Hickory Smoke (also new)through a couple of stencils and also used the blue to randomly stamp some swirls from a Visual Images set.
The PA Lynne Perella stamp was stamped onto the page and onto some cartridge paper. I love the way the ink fades into the paint surface.I also stamped the building again and cut it out. A lot of random stamping with texture stamps, some overstamped several times.
The idea of the palace on the boy's head being in his dream up in the clouds appealed to me (being a bit of a daydreamer in my youth)and I added the words from the Artistic Stamper. The palaces are outlined with silver pen(the one in the cloud also had Hickory Smoke distress pen outline too!
While I had the stamp out I made another page today, but I'll save that for another day!
Thanks for looking, Chris