Monday, April 20, 2015

Hard-to-Use Paper: Stamping, Painting, Misting

Hi, everyone.  Wow, it has been over a month since I posted.  That is very strange for me.  As you may remember, I am taking a university class this semester.  It sure has been keeping me busy!  I've been reading, researching, writing...and not blogging very much.  I haven't had a ton of time for creating, either, but I have been making a few little things.  Today I have three cards to share with you.

Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; patterned paper from Basic Grey; stamps from Unity; stamping ink from Hero Arts; mist from October Afternoon.

My goal with these cards was to incorporate some hard-to-use paper.  Don't get me wrong, I love this paper from Basic Grey's 6x6" "Out of Print" collection.  But the patterns are very busy, and I needed to find a way to tone them down.  For this first card (above) I stamped on the paper with a butterfly stamp three times and then fussy cut around the images.  I love how the butterflies turned out!  They look like stained glass. 

Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; patterned paper from Basic Grey; butterfly stamp & sentiment stamp from Unity; swirl stamp from My Mind's Eye; standard office hole punch; stamping ink from Hero Arts; assorted acrylic paints; pen from Zig.

This card is a little edgier.  I call it "girly grunge."  I stamped the butterfly again, but I also painted over a piece of patterned paper to create an interesting background.

Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; patterned paper from Basic Grey; turtle stamp & stamping ink from Hero Arts; dashed line stamp from My Mind's Eye; assorted acrylic paints; glitter from Ranger; mists from October Afternoon; masks & sentiment sticker from my stash.

For this last card, I went whole hog with stamping, painting, and misting to create an underwater scene.  The patterned paper is only barely visible under all that mixed media, but it's still there, making a statement in the background.

So there you have it--I used stamping, painting, and misting to transform patterned paper.  And I ended up with three completely different looks: stained glass, girly grunge, and undersea.  Which one do you like best?


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was delighted to see you were back online. I wondered if college classes had gotten the better of you. Glad to see you are still creating art.

As for the cards, I like them all. It's like asking me if I prefer Bleubeard to Squiggles. Each is gorgeous in its own right and each is perfect in its own way. As are my two "boys."

Denise Price said...

^ Thanks! I love the class that I'm taking, but it is INTENSE.

Patricia said...

like very much the butterfly.. awesome !!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

You are so creative, Denise! I absolutely love how all three cards turned out. You used the hard to use papers beautifully!!!! Thank you for sharing these cards with all of us!

Carol L said...

They're all so pretty, but I'm loving those butterflies on the first card! NJ!

Dani Cristina said...

Continues all so beautiul and colorful here Denise!
Loving look at their recent work.