Monday, February 15, 2016

Stenciling, Splatters & Crayons




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!


Thanks so much for stopping by, and please do leave a comment if you've time - I love hearing from you!


xxx Lynn


20 comments:

  1. Lynn, this is absolutely WONDERFUL! Love your experiments with wax! Your journaling makes me want to journal!!! So very thankful that you joined us at Stamps & Stencils. Amazing to have your art displayed for us! <3

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  2. This is so beautiful Lynn, I love your script background and then the faux script - and your rainbow of colours is quite wonderful - a fabulous page! Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Well you're on a roll now, great effects, lovely smooshing and splattering Lynn and thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Ruth x

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  4. This is FAB Lynn, wonderful effects X

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  5. Brilliant Lynn! The little splashes of gold just add the perfect bit of pop! Love the effect of the colour over the scribbled writing, wonderful work!

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  6. Amazing journal, great the scribbled writing (English characters is so graphical, Japanese characters is too heavy density) and fabulous techniques and beautiful colours. Love this!! xx

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful Lynn, I love the way you've achieved it - just amazing effects! The colours are so bright and pretty and just getting us in the mood for Spring, and the gold splashes are just the perfect finishing touch. Gorgeous work!

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  8. Ok, so amazing Lynn!! Love the rainbow of colours and it's just so much fun to watch your process!! I think the thing you're missing is a pop of white...just to add that smash of contrast against the whirlwind of colours! Smashing page, love the gold splashes! hugs :)

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  9. WOWZERS! Now that's resist Lynn! Love the rainbow of colours and that splatter of gold. Jenny x

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  10. Bravo to you for diving in with the journalling. Me, I'm still hesitant about art journalling!!!! The colours are astonishing and the stencilling ties it altogether as does the fabulous splatters - oh how I love a splatter or two!
    I will wait with interest to see if you decide to add something to this or simply allow it to be what it has achieved already, beautiful artistry.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. What many and wonderful posts, with amazing art pieces, Lynn. I will surely come back to your blog, for more.
    Thank you for your lovely visit to my blog!
    This journal page is fantastic !!
    Dorthe

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  12. Love the modern art look of this page and the stencilling looks stunning!

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  13. What a stunning page Lynn, love the layering of your own handwriting with the stenciled script and the effect when you add your watercolours is gorgeous! Brilliant idea and the addition of the Lumiere gold splatters was the perfect finishing touch. Can't wait to see where you take this beautiful background! Thank you so much for your kind and caring words on my blog and I send you and your family hugs and comfort as you prepare to have to deal with this as well. Our beloved pets are with us for much too short a time and they give so much more to us than we can ever give to them. Thank you again for your kindness, it means the world to me. Deb xo

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  14. Lynn, Blogger ate my comment on this post. Dang ber it! Anyway, this is awesome sauce and something that I want to reach out and touch! Wax you say! Wowzers! What fun this looks like and your colors are fantabulous! Those gold splatters are the icing on the cake-marvelous! Hugz. ~Niki

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  15. Lynn, this looks like it should be hanging among the abstract art in a fine exhibit! I do love the results you got with your experiment! I think you had a lot of fun with this, and the result is one fabulous piece of artwork! Love that gold splatter at the end! Wow--got to get some of that! Hugs!

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  16. Lynn, this is absolutely gorgeous.... the colours are soon vibrant and the bling splatter using Lumiere Sunset Gold the perfect finishing touch. Amazing. C. xx

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  17. this is brilliant - love what you have done here - very interesting techniques!Thanks for joining us at Stamps and stencils this month! Hugs rachel x

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  18. The layered writing and scribbling looks fabulous - especially when it comes zooming into life with the gold splatter - amazing!
    Alison x

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  19. This is definitely interesting and I like it lot. Very artistic!! Lynn you asked me how I made the icicles on one of my Christmas Cards. They are a Tim Holtz product - hard plastic icicles and snowflakes all on one sheet. I think you might get 2 sheets in a pack but maybe not.
    Sandy xx

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