Whether it comes from a little boy in a super hero cape, a vintage girl with flowers in her hair, the sun rising, or a sandpiper in the shallows, I just love to stamp inspiration.
Well I also recently got to participate in an art journal swap with the amazing people at Chartpak. They do Grumbacher, Clearprint, Higgins and more. They sent out a beautiful little vellum book to travel the world and be filled with art.
Here's the page I contributed :
The base is a sheet directly from their vellum book. It's been covered with a layer of white gesso to prep it for some heavy mixed media goodness.
After the gesso was dry I added in some leftover book page circles I had from a previous art journal page. They've been applied to the gessoed vellum using fluid medium. There's also a few layers of tapes with different textures from the drywall section of your local hardware shop.
Layers and layers of Golden Fluid Acrylics and Glazing medium created this translucent layered effect. There's also a final little dusting of white gesso to balance out the harsh darkness of the page.
A bit of stamping from Viva Las VegaStamps! using the Butterfly Specimen and Invoice Waybill stamps I designed a while back. They're so perfect for background stamping.
The shining gem is this huge image transfer using Soft gel medium from Prima Marketing and the chipboard Cicada from UmWowStudio. The cicada has been covered in gesso for a nice raw texture. SHE FLEW is from some alphas by 7 Dots Studio. Everything has been adhered down with Heavy Gel medium or Fluid Medium.
I'm happy with the layers :)