After the darker palette of the last few makes, I wanted to create something a bit more spring-like, especially since we just got hit by another snow storm (only a few inches, but still!) I was also inspired to make another something for the current PaperArtsy Wax challenge, and to put something into the new Stamps and Stencils challenge to Splatter, Spritz and Smoosh!
My foundational inspiration was the prompt for the Wanderlust art journal from Kasia, to write and write and write in one's journal....
I did so with a medium-fine Sharpie pen....
I wanted to add some color, and thought to do so with Portfolio crayons, which although oil based (so really creamy) react to water... but first I added some stenciling with Ranger transparent gloss paste though a Stencil Girl faux script stencil from Carolyn Dube.
I forgot take a picture before coloring, but hopefully you can see from the sheen here that I have a layer of the transparent gloss paste stenciled on top of my original writing.
From there, I added the Portfolio Watercolor crayons in a rainbow pattern...you can also see here how I was testing on a scrap piece of card how to use water with this product. I am familiar with these wonderful crayons from Lynne Perrella, with whom I have been fortunate to study several times (and again this May!) But she does not use these as watercolors, generally. Rather, she blends them with her fingers, sometimes with a bit of water, but really not much - nothing like what I am doing here. I have colored with the crayons here, but without water.
And now I have added some water by spritzing with a spray bottle and dragging down the color swatch with a very soft paint brush.
I then wiped away the color from the texture paste.... I love what results.
For some reason it was harder to get this look in the warmer colors - I think this might be because they are lighter but also because my brush was wetter. Will have to play around with this to see what is what! But nonetheless, I love the soft color spectrum I got!
Next, I added some bling splatter using Lumiere Sunset Gold and the Tim Holtz splatter brush...
And here is the finished page... I like the colors, and the elements - but it needs something. Will have to figure that out!
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I am entering this into the PaperArtsy Wax challenge and the Stamps and Stencils Splatter, Spritz and Smoosh challenge.