Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Let Your Light Shine

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday to you all!

Today I am sharing a project from my art journal using one of the new June Technique Junkies stamps, Let Your Light Shine.

I began my project by adding a thin layer of gesso to my pages.  When dry, I used my large Memory Misti to add the stamp to the left hand page.  I first placed the page into my MISTI with the lower edge at the bottom edge of the MISTI, with the remainder of my soft-covered journal sticking out of the Misti.  I carefully noted where the left edge of my page was on the back grid lines and placed a strip of washi tape at that line, so I could easily line it up again.  I inked up my stamp and stamped directly on the gessoed page with Versafine ink.  I left my stamp in the MISTI for later.

This stamped image is my guide.  I used acrylic paints to paint in the background sky and water.  I also added some color to the island ground.  When dry, I placed the journal back into the MISTI and restamped my image a second time.  Because it was placed in the exact same spot in my MISTI, it stamped in the exact same place. Again, I left the stamp in my MISTI.   Now I painted a few more  details in the buildings, and the rocks, in the clouds and lighthouse.  I also added the buttery yellow light beam.  Each layer of paint that I add hides some of my stamped image, so before I paint in the sentiment, I need to stamp once more.

Again, I am able to line up my page in the same spot so that I am stamping in the exact same spot on my page.  This will be my final stamping.  Now I am able to paint in the lettering, and add the waves and the water spray on the rocks.

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