Sunday 17 May 2020

Untangle Your Life II Chrissi Mannix

Hello Lovelies,
Chrissi here with my first project for the month. This month I am Playing with the Untangled Collection designed by the fabulous Tanya Froud.
I love everything about this collection. I started with Colour Spray Inks in Sapphire, Lagoon, and Caribbean. I sprayed these very generously onto my page. Then I smooshed my pages together to blend the ink. I love using this technique on a page- It also gives you another pre-made background to use on the other side.
With colour on my background, it was time to add some texture, pattern and interest to my page. I used the Violet Colour Spray to add contrast. I sprayed this through the Boxed In stencil.
A neat little trick I love, is once you have used a stencil the traditional way, you are left with alot of ink still on your stencil. I like to then use my stencil as a stamp, and press that left over ink to my page. It gives you a great negative of your stencil. 
Its a great way to get another use out of your stencils and also no ink goes to waste. I love the look this gives you on a page. 
I love the A4 sized stencils available. Using the A4 Loops and Lines stencil from the collection, I added a border to my page. I felt it needed a bold pop and the black gesso is perfect. To make my border pop a bit, I used a white gel pen to go around my black gesso.
I wanted to add more texture to my background so I traced over some of the boxed in stencil with a black pen. Then I used the patterns from the Making Your Mark Stamp Set. I used a mixture of the stamps to add alot of texture to my background. 
I intentionally added alot of the patterned stamps to my background to make it look very busy. I felt this went with the quote.
Time to add my focal quote. Using Black Heavy Gesso again, I used the Untangirl Stencil.
To add some finishing touches, I went around some of the stamped images with a black pen to make them stand out more, and I used my white gel pen again to give my quote some interest.
Here's a link to the video if you want to see it come together.

I hope you like my page, and have a play with this awesome collection.
Chrissi xxx

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