After spending two weeks doodling like a crazy person, and knowing I wanted this week to be less labor intensive, I decided to go with a full spread, but to keep it relatively simple for Week 25.
Sue, who is a marvelous friend and creative person, sent me a couple of photos of what she was doing with the new Jurassic Leaves™ stamps and immediately inspired me to work with them. But what to do with them and how would it work for those of you who do not have the stamps? Those were the two pressing questions.
What seemed sensible, given my choice of colors for the leaves (that are anything but leaf-like), was to make today’s prompt to use fantasy colors for an object or objects. In my case, the three Jurassic Leaves™ are definitely fantasy colors and are enhanced with SticklesStickles. Because if you’re going to have a fantasy leaf, it ought to glimmer and sparkle.
I began by stamping Jurassic Leaves™ numbers 2, 3, and 5 on 90# Watercolor Paper. Since I’m going to put wet colors on top, I used black StazOn ink which is permanent once dry. Click here to see Jurassic Leaves™ #1, here to see Jurassic Leaves™ #2, here for Jurassic Leaves™ #3, here to see Jurassic Leaves™ #4, here for Jurassic Leaves™ #5, and here to see Jurassic Leaves™ #6.
Once they were stamped I dumped out all of my Detail Water Brushes that are filled with various ink sprays. Color really is my thing, so this is always a fun part.
It’s easy to get that haphazard look using a baby wipe.
As light and pomegranate seed-y as this looks now, it’s about to change…
I added Black Marble in the same way as Pomegranate Seed, using a baby wipe. Because I had a bunch of paint on my work table I picked it up on the baby wipe and dabbed it over the entire spread. I’m liking this, but am about to make a mistake. Ugh…
Yuck. No really. Yuck times two. Glimmer is always a good thing, unless the colors are a horror together as these ended up being. Back to my stash of Lindy’s Starburst Sprays to choose a better color, but before I spray another drop I need to kill that awful gold. Out comes the Black Marble and I dab it all over the place, coving most of the gold. Then a little more Pomegranate Seed to bring back the pink color…
Ah yes. Better. I used Lindy’s Autumn Maple Crimson Starburst Spray and our Bubble Blast Stencil, spritzing through the openings to begin with, then flipping the stencil over and printing the color that was on top. MUCH better!
Next up were Sticky Snippets™ because I needed something on the page besides the Jurassic Leaves™. These are the Large Starburst style that I had previously covered using Magenta’s Nuance Dye Powders. Since black was never going to contrast enough with the background to show, I used the Pink Sharpie from the set of three metallic colors. Click here to see that set. I like the pink messy borders.
The background seemed a little to open, so I made some big black dots using the Mini Inkssentials Blending Tool and Black Marble Dylusions Paint. Tap a little of the paint on the Blending Tool, then smoosh it around on your palette pad or nonstick surface to get the paint evenly spread over the foam. Place the tool where you want the dot, press lightly and twist at the time. Hmmn. Still needs something, so out came the Pink Metallic Sharpie again and I dotted around all of the black dots.
Adhere the Jurassic Leaves™ in place, dot around them with the Pink Metallic Sharpie, and this week is done!