Saturday, July 23, 2016
Stamp-a-Faire 2016: Starry Night
Oh my goodness, this Starry Night challenge was so much fun to do! I think mine came out with more of an Aurora Borealis look, but I love it none the less. I will definitely be playing with this technique again.
I followed the directions pretty closely, using the same design and colors as Amy Sheffer. The only real change is the sentiment. I used Wet Paint Holiday and the matching dies for mine. I surely thought I had purchased Inspired: Faith and was surprised to find that I didn't! lol Too many things on my wish list. :)
Anyway, I sponged several colors of ink on watercolor paper and then smooshed the inkpad onto an acrylic block to add more ink with a paintbrush. (note to self - catch up with reinkers too) After the background dried, I painted a black landscape at the bottom, again per Amy's instructions. I spattered white acrylic paint and some Platinum All-Purpose Ink over the sky for the starry effect. Hopefully you can see the shimmer in this close-up photo!
I cut the word "peace" out of Soft Stone cardstock twice and layered them for dimension. I stamped my sentiment from Wet Paint Holiday on white cardstock, cutting it into a strip. I glued them both in place over a white thread nest. Then I added a few silver star sequins and clear sequins.
I really love this card! It took a while, so now I'm behind with the challenges, but I don't care. lol I had a blast creating my own Starry Night inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.
Stamps: Wet Paint Holiday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Enchanted Evening, Pale Peony, Mint Julep, Aqua Mist, Winter Wisteria (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink); watercolor paper
Misc: Wet Paint Holiday die (Papertrey Ink); black and white acrylic paint; Platinum All-Purpose Ink (Tsukineko); foam makeup wedge; paintbrush; white thread; silver star sequins (PTI Shakers & Sprinkles kit); Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)