Monday 9 August 2021

FABULOUS DARLING!! by Linda Pearson

Hi Bee Arters... welcome to my post and hope you are inspired to have a play with the new Colourblast fluoro products.

In this art journalling project I chose to use the new Fluro colour paste products from Bee Arty. 
This page was created in a Dina Wakely multi-media art journal (burlap) but a 12x12” black cardstock could be substituted to turn this page into a scrapbook layout very easily.

Bee Arty products used in creating this project:
White Cardstock 350gsm 12”x12” (10 Pack)
x-press it double sided tape 2mm thick
Art Glitter Designer Adhesive - all sizes
Organised Chaos A4 stencil - ‘Fearless Brave and Free’ collection designed by Fiona Paltridge
Flowers Metal Die ‘Untangle’ collection designed by Tanya Froud
String Leaves Die – ‘Grateful Heart’ collection designed by Michelle Grant
Butterfly Effect Die – ‘Butterfly Stardust’ Collection designed by Michelle Grant
Cool Words clear stamp set – ‘Fearless Brave and Free’ collection designed by Fiona Paltridge
Organised Chaos A4 stencil - – ‘Fearless Brave and Free’ collection designed by Fiona Paltridge
Positive 12x12 scrapbook paper - ‘Fearless Brave and Free’ collection designed by Fiona Paltridge (black and white off cut or similar could be used instead)
Mica powder – Fluro Pink, Fluro Green, Fluro Orange, Fluro Yellow (new product)
Gesso – white (mix the fluoro mica colours with gesso)

Black card
Fluro Pink, Fluro Green, Fluro Orange, Fluro Yellow acrylic paint
Black paint or ink for splatters
Die cut machine
Art journal
Muslin off cut
Black Archival stamp pad
Gelli plate and brayer
Fluro Pink Posca pen

Using the Gelli plate add a little fluoro green/gesso and some fluoro yellow mixes onto the gelli plate and spread over a sheet of white card.   I used A4 card, adjust accordingly to suit your purpose (Journal or scrapbook layout).  Place the Organised Chaos A4 stencil onto the gelli plate then spread black paint over the stencil.  Remove the stencil (rub off excess paint onto spare paper, wash the stencil).  Place the card onto the plate and rub to transfer the paint from the plate to the paper.  Allow to dry.
Cut the A4 card down to a 10x15cm tag size.  Outline the black marks and border of card using the Pink Posca pen.
Using another sheet of White Cardstock 350gsm, cut a 10cm strip off the sheet.  Colour the larger piece with fluoro orange gesso mix and paint the smaller piece with fluoro green gesso mix, dry off.  (no image)
Run the fluoro orange card through the die cut machine using the Flowers Metal Die as well as the Butterfly Effect Die then with the fluoro green card run the String Leaves Die through also.  Run the leaf from the Flowers Metal Die through with a small offcut of white card stock too.
I coloured an offcut of printed paper with a wash of fluoro pink paint adhere as a backing for a couple of the flower die-cut shapes.
On the stenciled background, the leaf die-cuts add some black spatters.
Go to town placing and adhering the die-cut shapes over the card.  I also added some muslin strips to the card to help the butterfly and flowers stand out a little.  Note:  I also added a strip of builders plaster tape to the backing card and a strip of the Positive 12x12 scrapbook paper. 

Stamp out the Cool Words clear stamp set onto a sheet of White Cardstock 350gsm.  Cut and edge the word cards with black archival ink pad.
Apply a liberal amount of fluoro pink/gesso mix loosely over the main substrate (DW art journal – burlap page in this instance).  Allow to dry.
Adhere the decorated tag to the black card cut to the desired size to suit your situation.  
Finally, add the words to the page also (I used mounting tape to lift off page).

Cheers and thank you for stopping by ...
Linda Pearson 

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