Monday 4 July 2022

Thoughts and Actions by Linda Pearson


Today I present an art journal page utilising some Bee Arty products from a past collection, Time Flies designed by Michelle Grant Designs.

Time Flies paper collection
Life of colour Pens 12 pack – skin tones
Life of colour Pens 12 pack – classic
Scripted - A5 Stencil – Bee Arty
Texture paste and palette knife
Chain and bird - One of a kind cling rubber stamp set
White Cardstock – Bee Arty
Craft Powder Spoon
Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
Versamark Stamp pad translucent
Art Glitter Designer Adhesive
Shimmer dust – Tan, Peacock, Wine
Embossing powder – Steel
Globe metal die
Own stash products used:
Grid stamp (own stash)
Double sided tape
Mounting Tape
Distress oxide or Archival Ink pad in Ground Expresso
Blending Tool
Foil sheet in mocha
Colour in the girl’s face from the Time 12x12 scrapbook paper using Life of colour Pens 12 pack – skin tones and Life of colour Pens 12 pack – classic pens.

Fussy cut around the edge of head shape.

Apply texture paste through the Scripted - A5 Stencil – Bee Arty with a palette knife around several areas of the page.  Dry off completely.

Prepare the Shimmer dust – Tan, Peacock, Wine in a palette by adding water with a Pipettes.  Using a large round brush firstly, dip into the Tan colour, brush along the top of page then spritz with water to shift the colour down the page.  Dry off.  Repeat this step with Peacock shimmer dust, spritz with water then dry off.  Again repeat using the wine shimmer dust, spritz then dry off.  Be careful with this step as there is a lot of water on the page and may weaken the structure of paper until dry.

Distress the textured stencil areas with distress oxide or archival ink pad in ground expresso using a blending tool to darken these areas.
Prepare the die cuts by running the Globe metal die through the machine with foil card. 
Stamping onto the White Cardstock – Bee Arty,
the bird from the One of a Kind cling stamp with Versamark Stamp pad translucent, sprinkle with Embossing powder – Steel.  Heat seal the powder to set.

Collect embellishments to continue –
·       Die cut cogs
·       Assortment Metal cogs pack
·       Cardstock coloured with leftover Peacock, Tan and Wine washes (distressed edges)
·       Muslin
·       Bird stamp coloured with Shimmer dust – Tan, Peacock, Wine

Add lots of background/ghost stamping with the Grid stamp and black archival ink. 
Add random background / border marks using the chain from the One of a kind stamp around the page.

Arrange the coloured cardstock onto as per the above image. Secure to page with double sided tape.  N.B.  be sure to leave the edges of the cardstock free so other elements (metal cogs) can be slotted in under the card.

Lay the muslin over the cardstock, adhere the muslin over the cardstock with gel matt medium (being careful as the shimmer dust colours will shift slightly once rewet).

Arrange the die cut metal cogs and real metal cogs around the page (cut the ‘globe’ away from the cog cluster). 
Also place the bird in position then add metal cogs on and around as desired. 

Add foam tape behind the face to lift off the page.
Adhere all these elements to the page.

Add sentiment/quote to the page using foam tape.


Thank you for stopping by and happy creating!

Linda Pearson 

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