Saturday, June 8, 2013

UmWow June sketch, second entry

This is the second card I made for UmWow's June challenge.  I was inspired by the splatters and thought they would resemble fireworks behind the flags.
For this card,  the background stars were applied using a Heidi Swapp mask and gesso.  I also added gesso to the UmWow chipboard stars then painted them with stickles for a little sparkle.  White acrylic paint was splattered onto the card front, then TH visual artistry collection stars were stamped using TH weathered wood distress ink.  The flags and stripe ribbon were from a MM July 4 embellishment pack.  The card front was then added to red background cardstock that had a diagonal stripe border cut out using the silhouette.  All was placed on a white card base.  

I have enjoyed learning about gesso and playing a little with it on projects and hope you also enjoyed taking a look at my projects.  

UmWow Studios June sketch challenge

This first card was my first attempt at using gesso outside of a class setting.  I was inspired by taking one of DeeDee's online classes recently.  It was a wonderful experience, and I wanted to use some of the techniques we used in her class.
I used the gesso to stamp the hex background, as well as to add dimension to the UmWow chipboard clouds.  After the gesso dried, I spritzed the hex stamped paper and clouds with sandy beach glimmer mist.  The sunflower was fussy cut from a stamped image (stampabilities rubber stamp) colored with copics.  All papers were scraps and neutral twine was added.  The sketch used was from UmWow's June challenge.