Monday, August 20, 2012

Mixed Media Monday- Guest Artist Norma from Little Honey Bee Studio

Today, we have our first guest blog appearance from Norma over at Little Honey Bee Studio!

Hey Friends, Norma G. here!
I’m super excited to be today’s guest designer here at The Aviary!
Carrie, thank you so much for inviting me over :D

Today I’d like to share an altered journal that I made using several of my fabulous PWP stamp sets, paints, a stencil, paper scraps and a composition notebook. Here’s a little peek of the finished project:

Okay, now let’s get started!
I started out by applying Gesso to the front and back of a plain composition notebook.
(Tip: I like to insert wax paper behind both the front and back cover to keep the paint from ruining the notebook paper while I'm working on my project)

Once the Gesso was dry, I used Modge Podge to adhere various scraps of paper to the front and back covers.

Next, I used a Crafters Workshop 6x6 Template and Gesso to stencil the Mini Tie Dyed design to both sides of my journal.

Now to start adding color!

I used Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic in Ceruean Blue to create frame.
I applied the color loosely because I like to have variations in color instead of one solid even coat.

Time for some stamping fun!

I used the Paris &  Royal Melange stamp sets to emboss the medallions and scrolls. The fun neon colors are both from Zing. I also used the script stamp from the Background Writing Set to build up my background.

With the background complete, it's time to work on the focal point and finishing details.

Stamp one of the beautiful ladies from the Melange 1- Women Set onto the notebook and on a scrap piece of cardstock and set aside. Use an oil pastel to color around the stamped image on the notebook and blend outward with your finger.  This will create a nice glowing effect.

The sentiment I choose for my project is from the Bird Melange Set. I stamped and embossed it on white cardstock then cut it into strips and inked with Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.

Using a Bic White-Out Pen, I doodled circles around the embossed medallions to add interest.

Next color the stamped image on cardstock (I used Prismacolor pencils on my project). Once you've colored her in, fussy cut and adhere to the cover.

The Finishing Touches :D

I used a charcoal pencil to freehand a heart behind the stamped image. Then colored it in using oil pastels in various shades of red, blending with my finger (the heart helps to draw the eye directly to the focal point).

Since the sentiment is about flying, I thought she needed some wings.

I used the angel wings from the Wings Stamp Set and embossed with Enchanted Gold embossing powder by Ranger for a little shimmer. Next I fussy cut and tucked in behind her back.

Using the scrolls from the Paris PWP Stamp Set, stamp and emboss with black powder above and below your focal point.

Stamp the little bird from the Bird Melange Set with the Orange Neon embossing powder onto cardstock, fuzzy cut and adhere. I also used an orange epoxy bird from my stash.

Using Black India Ink, frame out the focal point and outline the circles.

Finally, adhere coordinating patterned paper to the insides of both the front and back covers. I used TH Black Soot to ink all of the edges for a nice finished look.

Here's a look of the backside of the journal :D

I'm very happy with the way this project turned out and I hope you've enjoyed seeing it come together too. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Get those stamp set out and play :D


We appreciate and treasure each and every comment. You make our day by taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Have an uplifting day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...