Monday, 22 July 2013

Design Team Project #1 by Astrid

Featuring JOFY 14

Hello everyone and welcome, lovely to see you here.
As regular visitors will realize by now, this month we are featuring the amazing JOFY collection of fun and funky stamps. Make sure to check out what my teamies have made so far!
This is the set I have been using, - No14

The moment I saw these stamps they said "Art Journal" to me, so that's what I decided to do.

I started by tearing some bits of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Melange and glued them onto my page in random places with gel medium.  I went over it with watered down Gesso to blend it all into the page and then I painted with my 3 favourite colours of Distress Paints of the moment, Antique Linen, Weathered Wood and Faryed Burlap until I was happy with the background. I used a wet baby wipe to blend them and some crumpled kitchen roll for some added texture. All very sophisticated as you can see.
Next I stamped the various images from the set onto water colour paper, tore around them and then coloured them with water colour pencils and my refillable water brush.

The butterfly was stamped and coloured in the same way, but this time on a little tag cut with the Tim Holtz tiny tabs and tags die.

Some random stamping straight onto the page, a bit of Remnant Rubs and some hand journaling finished it all off.
Hope you like it, all of the JOFY stamps are great for journaling and stamp just amazingly well!!

Don't forget, every month there is the chance to win a prize, all you need to do is leave a comment on Gillian's first post HERE