Monday, July 30, 2012

Graphic45's "A Ladies' Diary" stamp set

A visit to my local scrap store, where I am now finding products either suitable for or made specifically for art journaling, led me first to the Graphic45 area.  I immediately spotted the stamp set that goes with the "A Ladies' Diary" paper collection, which I recently purchased (see my last art journal page using these papers here).  I didn't have a particular page layout in mind, but just let the "artsy" process unfold.  Here's the final page, which I will follow by a description of the processes I engaged to get there:

I began with a coat of Gesso to prime the page to accept anything I was about to do!  I began with 3 ink pads, all in shades of yellow.  I began by "pounching" on the lightest shade first, followed by the medium shade, then the darkest.  I have been meaning to use my homemade "spritzers" (water and a bit of Perfect Pearls), so first applied a few layers of yellow, then wanted to add orange...but, the sprayer had clogged so I abandoned the orange here (to reappear later).

Next came the stamping.  I added my orange here for both the alpha and numeric stamps.   I love the image of the lady, but she definitely needed a bit of pop.  Using an orange marker, I touched up her jewelry, then the flowers.  The last step was to mask the title and orange text and to stamp down and over the hat.  Once I saw how cool it looked over the hat, I wish I would have stamped over the whole image--next time!

Here is some of the detail:

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  1. I love the G45 stamp set yopu purchased, Kay, and I love what you did with it on this page! Cool that you made your own spritzers! I'll be back!

    1. Thanks for coming by, Eniko! It means a lot to me as I consider you one of my mentors!

  2. Hi Kay! Love what you are doing here :-D Will have to try this some time...;-)

  3. lovely Kay. what a gorgeous stamp!

  4. Gorgeous blog! I love your inner artist! :)

  5. Lovely page! I like your stamps.


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