Friday, 11 January 2013
Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - V
To start off the new year there is a new challenge on the Craft Barn blog. Every 2 weeks there will be a letter of the alphabet chosen by Isabelle that we have to incorporate into an art journal type project - I've decided to use a dictionary. I am already stamping in a dictionary having been inspired by Stamping Matilda's blog but this new challenge is more of an art journal rather than just images so I picked up another dictionary from a charity shop.
The first letter is 'V'. I pondered on various 'v' words I could use - valentine, Victorian, vintage but decided to go for veil so that I could use this gorgeous stamp that I don't use enough. I bought it in a grab bag on ebay and have no idea who makes it. I covered the pages with white acrylic paint applied with an old credit card, masking the definition of veil and let it dry. Then I used a technique I saw on a video made by Brett Weldele following a link on Tim Holtz's blog. He spritzed some ink directly onto the page and then dipped a stamp into the pool of ink and stamped it around that area. I used a Hero Arts grid stamp with a maple spray. I then stamped the main image with Versafine onyx black. I used crushed olive and peeled paint DI around the edges and stamped a raindrop stamp (drip drops by All Night Media) with Impress cerulean blue. The quote is by an ancient Sufi poet called Jalal ad-Din Rumi printed in Algerian font.