Morning everyone and welcome to an explosion of Art. A new card I have made using Leonie's stamps and stencil collection. I did mention a little while ago that I have found them inspirational and totally addictive to use, my ideas just keep coming.
For this project, I took a piece of Velvet card measuring 8 1/4 square. I then positioned my art masks and secured them with Crafters Companion Stick n Spray, then drew around them using a waterproof fineliner pen. Then removed the masks and sticky residue using a paper stump.
Next, I took one stamp and positioned it 3 times in between the art words. I actually added 2 more later to balance the design.
I then found the centre point and drew a series of lines with a waterproof fine-liner pen, joining the stamps and words to give the illusion that the words and stamps were flying outwards.
Using Pebeo Drawing Gum, I filled the words and stamped images. The using a selection of Leonie's other stamps I filled in the lines connected to the squares. I chose solid stamps for one edge to make them appear 3 dimensional. The masking for this step is very easy, simply a sheet of copier paper each side of the line you are working on.
For the lines connecting the words, I selected 4 shades of grey to colour them, continuing the 3 dimensional feel. Once this was complete I used the drawing gum to mask. You could easily use a paper mask if you prefer.
To add the dramatic colour to contrast with the monotone design, I used smoothies to apply 3 colours of Distress Ink. For this project I used: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries.
So, quite a different look for Leonie's Collection, I hope you like the finished project. To finish I added a 5mm border, by drawing a deckled edge frame with my black fine liner, then layered onto black card.
Thank you so much for popping by to see this step by step. I really hope you have had as much fun as I did making it. Thanks for all of your lovely comments and continued support.Take care xx