Saturday, 15 February 2014

Splatting, Brayering and Building a Scene

Well, the weekend is here and, despite being battered by the dreadful storms hitting the UK, I'm safe and dry !

Today I'm sharing projects I created at the South West Arty Crafters workshop run by Bernie Simmons in Plymouth last Thursday.  This month we had fun playing with our brayers, splatting with Distress Stains and building a scene using inks, masks and silhouette stamps.  Actually, today's post is a bit of a 'buy one, get two free' deal as I'm sharing three projects today.

I just love how this card turned out, what a great layout design with the stamped layer circle asymmetrically cut then reassembled.  I will use this technique again without doubt.

I used three stamps from a Paper Artsy JOFY stamp set for my design and selected bold colours of Distress Stains for the splatting technique.

The image was first stamped closer to the left hand edge of the circle rather than in the centre.  Then taking each of the colours of Distress Stain in turn, 'smashing' the sponge top of the bottle onto the paper - with just enough force to cause the splatter effect, rather than just dabbing which would have produced a circle of colour. 

Once dry, the stamped circle was cut into four pieces then reassembled on top of a slightly larger red layer.  This was then, using foam pads, attached over a slightly larger white layer and then a larger red layer, before attaching to a square white layer and finally a larger red layer.  This was then attached to the base card. 

I'm entering my card for this week' CASology challenge which has the theme 'Bold'.

At the workshop we also did a brayered project using masks and Adirondack inks on glossy card.

The stamped image is by Hobby Art and I used a fine black pen to add a hand drawn border around the completed design.

Our final project was building a scene with masks and inks - applied with brushes - over glossy card.  The children with tree and swing image is (I believe) by Clarity Stamps and the birds are from a set of Inkyliscious stamps, these were all stamped using black Archival ink. 

That's it from me today, hope you enjoyed these new projects, thanks for taking the time to drop in.


Kathyk said...

Three smashing projects, I'm particularly taken myself with splats at the moment so am loving the first one and I love how you've made the third one too

Happy Saturday, stay safe in your storm hit section of the World!


Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! These are lovely Wynneth. Lx

Debs M said...

great cards Wynneth - love the third one, the clouds look fabby x

Bernie Simmons said...

SO glad you enjoyed the workshop I must blog when I get five mins this weekend Good luck with the CASology bold challenge xxxx it was great to see you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Great cards and love seeing all the techniques you've used.
Caroline xxx

Jen W. said...

Sounds like an awesome workshop, Wynneth! I love the spatters on your fun and funky card! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Wynneth, I love the bold splatters of paint on this very cool, graphic card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Karen said...

lovely cards...thanks so much for the visit to my blog
happy stamping,

Annie said...

I like #2 and #3 - but the first one is not quite me! looks like you had fun though and that's all the matters!
hugs, annie x