I loved the way this Wendy Vecchi inspired piece turned out, so I had to turn it into something I will use every day. So I made it into a journal. Hope you like it too.
The Make Art Challenge Blog is running a Monthly Challenge. # 1 being to use Embossing Paste and at least one Wendy Vecchi Product.
I wanted to share the journal I had so much fun creating below & enter in this challenge.
The link to the challenge is: http://makeartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/make-art-challenge-1-embossing-paste.html
Wendy has fantastic descriptions of techniques on her blog, Studio 490. So worth reading back through her posts. You will love it.
I started the background of this project on Specialty Stamping Paper. I used Wendy's Archival Reinker Background Technique using Rubbing Alcohol, Fern Green, Aquamarine & Coffee Archival Reinkers & a drop of gold alcohol ink. I traced the inner circle with a charcoal pencil.
I swiped randomly around the edges of the page with Studio 490 Crackle Texture Paste & left to dry overnight. I rubbed over frayed burlap distress ink & wiped off to show up the cracks.
I covered a piece of Clearly for Art with random torn pieces of music paper & old dictionary paper. Applied with gel medium. When dry, I cut out the flower & leaves using Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals & Garden Greens die. I applied Archival Ink colours with foam applicators. I heated & shaped the pieces. They are so sturdy. I stamped the bird & sentiment with Black Archival Ink before clear heat embossing.
Stencilling was done with Archival inks & finger dauber sponges. Red Lead & Studio 490 stencils used. Gold Embossing paste used for the stars. Love the lace stamped edge with Wendy's stamp & Watering can Archival Ink.
Tim Holtz Lattice Framework die cut used.
The back cover was made later. Gorgeous sentiments using Wendy's Stamps. The flying birds are cut from kraft core cardstock with Sizzix strip die & sanded.
I just love the texture and depths using Wendy's products & techniques create.
I mounted front & back pages on thick black cardboard. The edges are swiped with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. Clear UTEE heat embossed over this. Holes punched etc.
So Glad you could stop by & share my Wendy Vecchi Inspiration.
Cheers Debbie Adams
PS: Wendy's new release of products at CHA 2015 are fantastic!! Shame I live in Australia, postage from the USA curbs my spending for the moment.