Welcome to a new Creative Squad post. Last month’s topic over at the n*studio blog was “each day is a new adventure” and we were trying new techniques. For me that meant experimenting with spray paint. I got a few sample sizes during a shopping spree at a local art supply store and never had the courage to try it.
Thanks to this topic I finally did and I really like the result. But let’s start at the beginning. I used the Santa Fe stencil to create the first layer of the background and sprayed some yellow and pink paint all over it. Yes, these are definitely messy.
Usually I create one sided pages in my art journal, but there was so much paint left on the stencil that I turned it around and created a negative impression.
Then I started decorating the background even further. I used yellow and red Liquitex acrylic paints to stamp some more patterns around both pages. The Batik Pattern 1 was partially stamped at the edges of the page and the Chain Link stamp at the inside of the border.
Then I went a little nuts with the leftover paints. I added a few marks using the Cross Circle stamp and I blended the red and yellow around the edges of the page.
The pages needed a little more contrast, so I decided to paint something with a contrasting color. The Jade Impasto paint was perfect, so I thinned it down a little and stamped parts of the Batik Pattern 3 into the middle of one page. I have always seen a face in this stamp, so I tried to create one. Well, it turned out as an alien 🙂
In addition, I outlined a few of the patterns on both pages with the same Jade color. Still not finished, I stamped a few stars, the mailbox and added some handmade marks. Now I was happy and finished my page with a feeling of success.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my little experiment 🙂