July 26, 2015

These Things Are Fun

Hi There!! Happy Sunday!!  It's me, Shari--Thanks for joining me here at Artistic Outpost today!  For today's project, I brought out a set of stamps that I haven't played with for a while - Think & Wonder

I also had a play with my 8" x 10" gelli plate and made a master board-a piece of which I'm using for the background in today's card. 

I dotted my gelli plate with PA Fresco Chalk Acrylics in Banana, Bougainvillea & Caribbean Sea and a touch of Translucent White DA Media Acrylic here and there.  I used my brayer and rolled all of the colors together and pressed my Harlequin LS into the paint.  I used a piece of mixed-media paper to lift the print and let air dry. 

'Cocoa Boy' was stamped onto my background panel with Jet Black Archival and heat set.  I then used an old gift card and paint cap to add the messy paint lines and circles.  I outlined the image of the boy with Black Soot DI and my water brush then distressed the edges with my paper distresser and inked with Black Soot DI and my ink blending tool. 

I separately stamped 'Cocoa Boy' again onto a piece of mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and water colored with my Distress Markers and my water  brush.  I fussy cut him and edged his image with my Pumice Stone DM.  He was adhered onto the background panel with matte Decou-Page and outlined again with a white gel pen.

I crackled up the word bands with DA Crackle Glaze and when dried, brushed a coat of DA Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream over the surface.  I let air dry, then gently rubbed off with a damp cotton cloth.  I edged each band with Black Soot DP and adhered to the background panel with matte Decou-Page. 

I gave the word bands an outline of Black Soot DI with my water brush, then outlined again with my white gel pen.  I masked the boy off and flicked paint over the surface here and there and heat set.  I attached the finished panel to a magenta-pinkish, top-fold card base. 

Do you have any sets of Artistic Outpost stamps that you haven't played with in a while?  Well, how about creating something with them and join in our Show Us Your AO Art Challenge?  There's the chance to win a $15 gift certificate towards a purchase of Artistic Outpost stamps!!  You gotta be in it to win it--Hope to see your AO art there!!

Thanks so much for spending a little bit of your Sunday with me!  I'll see you next week!

Designer: Shari Trumbull
Ain't That Artsy Fartsy


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, love the colours. The imagery works perfectly set against the background. Tracy x

Yvonne Garner said...

You inspire me!

Shari Trumbull said...

Thank You, Tracy!! :) XOXO-Shari

Shari Trumbull said...

Hi Yvonne! Thank you so much for coming over and leaving me such a wonderful and kind comment!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous gelli plate background and love the crackled word bands!