Thursday, June 25, 2009

More gesso play


I started with regular white cardstock and stamped the floral/weeds image (Tim Holtz) on it using gesso.... put some gesso on a cosmetic sponge or foam cut n' dry and then gently tap it onto the stamp. Next I rubbed Ecoline watercolor ink #578 sky blue (available from Quietfire Design) over the paper using a sponge leaving some areas lighter. Then I stamped the words (Tim Holtz) using Archival ink jet black and added highlights to some of the letters using the Inkssential white pen. Using the Tim Holtz ruler and an awl, I pierced around the edges and added marks with the Inkssential pen. Three 1/16th inch eyelets to finish it off.

4 comments:

Yogi said...

Fabulous. Love this quote and the lettering on it. Love the way you filled in some of the letters. Really makes everything pop.
I think we are a mutual admiration club... BIG GRIN
I wonder if that would be a good blog to start!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

WOW..I TOTALLY love your style! :)

paperqueen said...

Gorgeous! And....You have been given a blog award. Please stop by my blog to see what it is.
Eileen
http://artsaveslives-paperqueen.blogspot.com/2009/07/karma-award.html

Contessa Kris said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blogs. Now I have a chance to visit yours! I love all the art with the gesso. I tend to just use the gesso to start my backgrounds. I'll have to try stamping with it and using it with a mix of water in a spray bottle. Wonderful ideas!