Hello and welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! Today is Marsha's turn with her first post for the team. Marsha created a beautiful art journal page and shares her process with you in a video and photo tutorial. I just love how she turned my scribbled leafs stamps into cute little birds!
Hi there! It’s Marsha here today, with my very first Crew Member Wednesday post!
This is me? ‘What’ is me?! Is this me?!!
A prompt like this always causes me to go into a slight panic. I don’t exactly know what ‘me’ is! ‘Me’ today could be a very different ‘me’ tomorrow… It just depends on the materials I use and the (creative) task at hand.
I’ve created a page for Birgit before in which I used her ‘Leafs’ stamp set to create fish. (Check it out HERE).
So when I looked at the new ‘Scribbled leafs &Textured circles’ stamp set, I wasn’t surprised in the slightest to ‘see’ little birdies in the leaf stamps.
The page with the fish is still one of my all-time-favourites, so I decided to just start creating with the birdies in mind. Watch my video to see the process!
Here are the steps I took:
Take a sheet of watercolour paper. Randomly stamp with a dye inkpad directly onto the paper. Now take a spray bottle of water and/or a watercolour brush and let the ink spread all over the paper. Leave to dry.
Use a waterproof ink in the same colour range to stamp on top of the watercolour background. Use a stencil to spray some patterns with spray ink.
Build a landscape: I started stamping a row with the long tall branch from the "Scribbled leafs & Textured circles" in a teal colour first and then I stamped another row of the "All you need is love" tall heart branch in black on top.
Then I took the branch from the "Leafs" stamp set to built a tree. I used a dip pen and ink to connect the loose branches together and to add more leaves and branches. Colour the leaves green with a felt-tip.
Stamp the loose leaves from the "Scribbled leafs & Textured circles" stamp set onto a scrap of watercolour paper with waterproof ink. Cut them out.
Also stamp the long tall branche of the "The earth has music" set onto a scrap of watercolour paper with waterproof ink. Cut six or seven of the leaves out. These will become the wings of the birds.
Now colour the birds with a watercolour medium. I’m using Aladine Izink Dye Felt brushes. Leave to dry.
Adhere the wings to the birds, adhere the birds to the paper. Add eyes and any other details you like.
At this point I added more details to the background using fluid pigment inks and a brush.
Once the ink was dry, I added my text with black ink and a brush. This didn’t go as smooth as I would have liked, because I hadn’t taken into account that my watercolour paper has a texture.
That’s why I later on decided to trace the words with a white gel pen. I also messed up a bit and had to re-write ‘Florence + The Machine’ onto a strip of paper that I adhered to hide my mishap.
Add spatter, scribbles and more details until you’re happy!
Stamps and mask used to create this project:
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Today is the last post for May, which means that all the crew Members had there first posts up! I hope you enjoyed all and that you got inspired by them! Make sure to drop by every Wednesday for ongoing inspiration by my fabulous Crew!
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