Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Winding Down

After Day With Dolls, I started to clean up my studio and found these sheets of holes left from punching out letters using my Cuttlebug I decided I had to do something with them so I did!  I took some of the letters and re-embossed them with different patterns.  So out came the Journal.  I had a couple pages I had gessoed and decided to use them and create backgrounds so here are the befores and after

Colored with DI pastel colors then I drew on the background with a black Perfect Pearls pen and went over the whole thing with various colors of Perfect Pearls.  Wasn't really that happy with it, but when I added the overlay, it looked really good.  The overlay was white and I rubbed it with Black Soot DI.  Love how it turned out.  I left the background of the inserts white and used the bright colors of the Distress inks to highlight the  embossing.  Left some of the background exposed.
This page I used almost all the browns/tans of the DIs to color the background.  Then I stamped with Staz-on Timber brown then embossed with clear.  Should have dried the DI's first as the whole page embossed and not just the stamping, but still looks very cool.  The cream overlay was colored with Copper Pearl-ex and Corduroy DI.  The cream inserts were embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflakes folder to look like suns/flowers then some were embossed with Gold, Copper, some Glitter embossing powders all by Ranger.  I colored some with Guilder's paste, and the Gold Paint Dabber.  Went back on both and added Glossy accents on some of the circles.


Yogi said...

very nice. good use of scraps

Marva said...

Oh how cool! The circles are awesome!

Marjie Kemper said...

An amazing array of colors and textures!