Sunday, 21 August 2011

Ocean View

Augusts swap over at The Stampman this month is 'Ocean'

Here is my interpretation. The quote is one I found on the internet and printed out.

The background was created using Gesso to create subtle waves, which was then painted with two shades of ink, the sky was watercoloured and the clouds were sponged with white acrylic.

The lighthouse was created from - shock, horror a peel off. I stuck the peel off onto some grey card and then stippled crackle paint through it, once it was dry the peel off was removed and the shape cut out, I inked all the edges and added some shading.

Next up are my backgrounds for the tags to complete my MIMM art journal, you may remember I finished the bones of the book a couple of weeks ago.

These tags will eventually hold all the more personal journalling and will fit inside each of the full page pockets

I used various techniques to apply gesso to plain tags and then colourwashed each one with various inks

I used a stamp, a credit card, bubble wrap, lids, foil, a roller, a sponge and a stencil to apply the gesso to create lots of different textures and the inks I used were a variety of Dylusions spray inks, Glimmer Mists and Cosmic Shimmer mists.

A gentle reminder to my customers, the Stampin' Up classes start this thursday, there are spaces available both in the morning and the afternoon, please telephone the shop if you are interested in a place.


  1. these are all beautiful, I am blown away!

  2. Yep peel offs have their uses :) brilliant tags :)
    Von x

  3. Turned out rather cute, considering, lol. Tags are rather good too. You must have had a busy weekend. xxx

  4. Many gorgeous designs since my last visit. I have been so busy at work of late that i have been too tired to create when I get home, on top of my printer being broken.
    That all changed this weekend, Im going off to France soon and need to be prepared :0)

  5. You have been a busy bee!!

    I love how your Atc's turned out. The little charms are cute.

    Look at all your tags too, they look scrummy.


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