Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Art Anthology, Basically Bare and May Arts Week!

Welcome to the second day of the Art Anthology/Basically Bare/May Arts Ribbon Project Inspiration Blog Hop. We’ve joined forces this week to offer you lots of inspiration using products from Art Anthology, Basically Bare, and May Arts Ribbon. 

  So, I started off with this really cute chipboard album from Basically Bare.

I opened the album up, to isolate my cover to start working and painted the surface with gesso.

  I used a paintbrush dipped in Colorations to paint swirls on the surface.

And I let some of the Colorations drip and run.

After that was dry, I used a stencil, and applied modeling paste over the top.

To color the paste, I used a makeup sponge dipped in the Waimea Bay Blue Colorations, and dabbed that over the raised areas.  This allowed my base colors to show through and not get too covered.

 I used the Dimensional Crystal to add some raised areas/details on my flowers.

For the inner page, I started by spritzing with the Patience Colorations, and spreading the color with an old credit card.  I intentionally left white space. Using the credit card to spread the color really brought out the texture of the corrugate page.

 I spread on Evergreen Sorbet, which added a different texture and some shine.

After that was dry, I used a stencil, but this time used the Velvet paints to form beautiful, dimensional droplets of color.

This was a little too bright for my cover, so I added a layer of watered down gesso to tone down the intensity a bit.  I heat embossed a sentiment from Hampton Art, and added a drawn frame around the page using water color pencils.

I misted the Sheer/Frayed Flowers with the Patience and added them to the cover.  It was super fun to add tons of May Art Ribbons to the spine of the album as well.  The leaves were metallic gold, and I painted a thin layer of the Evergreen over them to tie the colors together.  I also painted the Evergreen over a fancy piece of chipboard, and finished everything off as shown.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to watch the blogs this entire week to see tons of beautiful projects!

Sorbet: Evergreen
Velvet: Fiesta, Fiji
Dimensional Crystal: Mermaid
Colorations: Patience, Glorious, Waimea Bay
May Arts Ribbon

Check back with us every day this week for more inspirational projects! We have an Art Anthology Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters! Make sure you also stop and visit our friends over at Basically Bare & May Arts for prizes and lots more wonderful inspiration coming your way! And don’t forget to visit the Basically Bare & May Arts Facebook Pages and tell them Art Anthology sent you!

Don’t forget to follow all 3 companies on Pinterest for more inspiration! 
Basically Bare: http://pinterest.com/basicallybare/ 
Art Anthology: http://www.pinterest.com/artanthology/
 May Arts: http://www.pinterest.com/TheRibbonLady/


Steph Ackerman said...

Beautiful Album. Love how you created your cover.

Judy said...

Such a very pretty album! Love your colors and the texture you added. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

love this, I tried it last night, turned out pretty good I think, great tutorial.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Too cute. TFS!