Thursday, 4 February 2016

Spritz, Splatter and Smoosh !

Hello ! I'm back today to share my DT project for the start of the Stamps and Stencils challenge. I'm the host of the new challenge and I've chosen Spritz, Splatter and Smoosh ! All of these terms I'm sure are all familiar to you so interpret them in any way you like as long as you include some stamping or stencilling !


The starting point for this journal page were these chipboard hexgons that I'd got out for another project then changed my mind. The journal pages were first given a coat of Gesso then I glued the hexagons in place.


I used some Haystack Fresco Finish and coated the whole page then started to stecnil using Autumn Fire and Brown Shed. I used my favourite TCW large number stencil and did the bumping technique. Then I added some satin glaze to Gold Fresco Finish and painted it over the whole page and wiped it back after a minute or so. It leaves the most beautiful sheen which I think you can just about pick up on the above photo.


 I stamped some hexagons from the JOFY 30 stamp set and then painted them with the same colours as the 3D hexagons. To add some depth I used a Stabilo pencil around the edge of all the shapes and with a damp brush blended it to create a shadow. I used a Tim Holtz script stamp and used Orange Blossom Archival ink and stamped onto the raised hexagons and also onto rangdom areas of the page. I then spritzed the page using a Lindy's Stamp Gang spray.


I decided the spritz wasn't enought so I watered down some Brown Shed Fresco Finish and splattered it over the page, much better !


 You can see the splatters on the above page and also the sheen from the gold glaze.


 The spritz and splatter shows up well on the above photo.


The fabulous sentiment is another Yvonne Blair stamp and this one really struck a chord with me.

I hope you can find time so Spritz, Splatter and Smoosh with us this month ! For lots more inspiration do make sure you hop over to the Stamps and Stencils blog.

12 comments:

  1. Wooooow, Sue, what a brilliant dimensional art journal spread! Wonderful stencilling work, amazing stamping and oh, such a marvelous texture! Simply breathtaking! Hugs! Branka xxx

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  2. Great steps and finished pages Sue, love the colours.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  3. Fabulous page Sue - wonderful colours and details and the depth you have created with the shadows around the hexagons is amazing! Jennie x

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  4. Another stunning work Sue! I so wish I could get my hands on this book and peruse the pages, they are amazing!!!

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  5. Sue, how fun are these pages???!!! I love the added texture of the hex's and adding the shadow and dimension with paint is stunning. but what really takes the cake for me is that brown splatter! Oh, yeah! That's what I'm talking about! Fun, fun challenge, and you bet I'll be there! Hugs!

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  6. these pages are beautiful Sue and what a wonderful theme - love it to bits! Big hugs rachel xx

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  7. Love the spritzing,splattering and smooshing Sue, wonderful journal pages! Deb xo

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  8. One heck of a sentiment Sue! Fabulous journalling as ever and a brilliant theme. Jenny x

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  9. What fabulous gilded pages, Sue - I've been playing with the new White Fire paint and I adore the sheen. Your stencilling and stamping layers are second to none and the fiery tinting of the hexagons is spectacular!
    Alison xx

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  10. Now that's what I call painting, spritzing, splattering and having fun. Love the layout and the colours. The satin glaze works really well as does finishing it off with the Lindy sprays. Gorgeous project. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  11. Great use of the hexagons Sue, love the rusty colours and all the little splashes and additions I can see in the close ups...Stunning journal pages ...as always!! Ruth xx

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