It's That Stamp Again ! FSC 26 Lets Get Inky and Messy.
I must say that this is the type of challenge that really appeals to me with words like 'inky' and 'messy' in the title. The lovely Fashionistas over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges have invited us to create 'splodgey grungy and totally inky' works of art. So my offering is this canvas, it's the third in a series of collages I've made using this phrenology head stamp which I'm still in love with and what could be better for getting messy with than Dyan Reavleys fabulous Dylusions Spray Inks! I firstly stamped a variety of images onto white tissue paper using Black Archival ink. I then sprayed the paper with several of the Dylusions colours. I also sprayed the canvas though the surface wasn't really absorbent enough to take the colours that well.After leaving it to dry I layered the tissue onto the surface using Golden matte medium. Once I was happy with the arrangement I gave the whole surface a coat of matte medium. to add a little texture I've used some Artist's Spackle through a stencil. I painted this with ink with a little gold Perfect Pearls added to it. All in all great fun and very messy ! x
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.