Hello Monday! I hope you had a good weekend and managed to get some time to craft. Our challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is Pink and Red. Perfect for Valentine's Day, but I am sure you can think of many other interpretations of the theme.
I made an art journal page in my Small Creative Journal. When we were children we used to think red and pink would be the worst colour combination on clothing, now I really don't understand why because every time I used red and pink together I think I should do so more often. I felt like using a large photo on this page and cut out a photo of myself. Part of the journaling was stenciled right onto the photo and I also painted a red polka dot shirt for myself and gave the photo a shadow to make it blend more into the background.
The pages were first covered with gesso and when the gesso was dry I applied paint with a palette knife, in thicker layers than what I normally do. I used Dina Wakley's Ruby and Magenta paint, mixing some of the latter with white to create a lighter pink. The birds were traced with a marker using a stencils and then I painted them white.
When the white paint was dry, I stenciled on some dots with black paint, again using the same stencil. I added a little more white on top to tone down the black. After the paint dried again, more pen lines were added, as well as a black shadow.
The hearts were stamped with Red Geranium ink on Prima patterned paper. After cleaning the stamps, I inked part of them up again with Jet Black ink and stamped the hearts a second time, for cool two-toned hearts.
This heart was stamped right onto the page with Jet Black ink, painted red and when dry, I added white dots.
More sentiments were stamped onto the page using Dina's great Handwritten Quotes set. The main words were underlined. I also added a few strips of tissue tape here and there.
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