Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mixed Media with DT Janine using Bloom Girl Hope!

It's Janine Koczwara here again with today's post.  I always love to try new things and in that spirit I was intrigued to see how stamping onto printed tissue paper and then coloring the stamped Bloom Girl image would turn out.  I love the multi-layered effect I can achieve with tissue and wanted to combine it with my love of Bloom Girl stamps.

So the first step was to stamp "Hope" onto Tim Holtz tissue paper and then cut around the image.  I took a Ranger Kraft size 8 tag and swiped a touch of gesso onto the background before adding a slight touch of bloom spray.  Dried it off and then used Matte Medium to apply my stamped Bloom Girl tissue paper onto the tag before applying Faber Castell Gelatos and Big Brush Markers to color the image.  It was fun and created a different, more sheer look to the image.  You can still see the Tangerine Bloom Spray coming through the tissue from underneath.

Then it was onto creating a fun Mixed Media back ground for my stamped image.  I once again used the Bloom Watercolor Paper (yes I am in love with this stuff and have used several pads of paper already!)
I started by adding color onto the background with Color Bloom Sprays and a mop brush, watering it down at times for different intensities of the color.  After drying this off I masked with Prima Heavy Gesso through the Prima Random Circles mask and dried off again before adding more Bloom Spray for patches of greater intensity.

I then used the Prima Bloom Stamp that comes with the Flairs, to stamp different colored flowers with Prima Chalk Inks (Fall Leaf and Coldsfoot Petals), fussy cut around these and added embellished the page with these and Prima Bloom Flowers that have been altered using Bloom Sprays.

I had a lot of fun altering and experimenting on this page.  I would recommend having a play with stamping onto tissue, then using soft gel medium or matte medium to apply to your paper before coloring as  the sheer layers give so many opportunities for creativity.  If you do try this technique please share it on the Bloom Girls Creative Group on Facebook!

980047 Prima Bloom Stamp Hope
9800269 Prima Bloom Watercolor Paper Pad
 980085 Prima Bloom Flairs
573065 Prima Bloom Clips
575182 Prima Bloom Flowers
846817 Prima Forever Green Garden Talk
846763 Prima Forever Green Watch Them Grow
960179 Prima 6x6 Checker Stencil
960445 Prima Bubbles Stencil
891299 Prima Chalk Coldsfood Petals
891282 Prima Chalk Fall Leaf
573935 Prima Bloom Spray Tangerine
573874 Prima Bloom Spray Sorbet
 961442 Prima Heavy Gesso
961428 Prima Soft Matte Gel
Ranger Tags Size 8 Kraft
Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ripe Persimon
Faber Castell Gelatos
Faber Castell Big Brush Markers
Stampendous Mish Mash Stamps
Luminarte Silks Solar Gold
Luminarte Polished Pigments Gold Dust
Sharpie White Paint Pen
Sharpie Black Pen