2) Once dry, I used Hampton Art's hot air balloon stamp set and a lattice background stamp in grey, sepia, and black ink. I wasn't happy with how strong the balloon images turned out, so I applied another wash of acrylic paint to tone down the balloon images. I then smeared a thin layer of Faber Castell iced coffee gelato on the edges and rubbed it in until I had a nice border.
3) I sponged a darker purple acrylic paint (not diluted with water) through a stencil after the last acrylic wash dried.
|tinted modeling paste letters|
This was my first time playing with modeling paste with stencils, though surprisingly not my first time with tinting paste. I love the spongy affect of the paste once it gains height from the stencil application, and can't wait to play with it some more!
5) While my stenciled modeling paste dried, I assembled my embellishment layers from my friend's scrap pile. The propeller and vellum were probably the only new embellishment elements. I chose a patterned base paper, followed by black mesh, then postage and script scraps, then an inked tag. After gluing those layers to each other, I stamped the lady gear head from Hampton Art's Time Flies stamp set across all 3 paper scraps, attached a metal propeller and clock hand. I finished the embellishment patch by stapling the vellum poem over top and glued the entire patch to the page.
So to recap the basics of this project, which you can easily alter to suite your tastes or to take advantage of materials on hand:
Over a base of gessoed paper, we had
1 - a background layer of color,
2 - stamped elements to make a background,
3/4 - stenciled elements of paint and/or modeling or texture paste,
5 - multiple embellishments, and
6 - top layer of glazing medium.
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