Birds in a rowPosted: August 21, 2010
I dropped into a newspaper and magazines store a few weeks ago to look for a papercraft magazine. I don’t have a subscription anymore so I thought I would treat myself during the summer. There were no papercraft or card magazines at all so I started browsing through some of the painting magazines. I ended up buying a magazine from Quebec which contained mainly articles written in French. Even though I don’t speak French the magazine was full of inspiration both for painting (I teach an art class to 10-15 year olds) and stamping. I saw ideas for colour combinations, layouts and content.
This card was inspired by a couple of paintings by Noriko Imaï . I used the brayer to create the background, inking it up with more than one ink at a time. As you can see I wasn’t aiming for complete or even coverage, I wanted texture and colour. I stamped the birds in versamark, then embossed in white before adding colour with markers. I dragged the markers across the three images randomly applying mustard, turquoise and green.
The bird strip is popped up a little and the “just for you” tab had to be distressed so it would blend in. The look is a little different to my usual creations but I think it works.
Stamps: Of the Earth, Teensy Tiny Wishes
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Garden Green, Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, More Mustard
Also: White e.p.