Feb 17, 2017

Paper Artsy Mask Dots and Doodles and Lynne Perrella


Well I'm 2/2 with my resolution to play along with every PaperArtsy challenge in 2017.  :)  Why am I so committed you ask?  Well, these topics really stretch the though process and encourage me to play with some favorite stamps.  Plus the chance to win hot new PA plates - well it's a win win!  But I digress...


I remembered once reading that a watercolor artist had used rubber cement as a mask and came across a bottle in my recent purge.  First I colored my panel with Shabby Shutters and Frayed Burlap to give some color to where I was resisting.


I used the applicator and made dots or blobs in a rough pattern.  Then patiently let it dry.  NOT!  I waved it around to fan it, heated it lightly, and in the end just inked it slightly wet.  The top layer is Evergreen Bough and Chipped Sapphire.  It worked!!!  I heated it lightly to dry.  Then came the fun part of rubbing off the rubber cement.  :)


I could have left well enough alone, but in typical PaperArtsy spirit, I decided to layer up a wild and crazy background like I see so many of the PA artists do.  I don't have any PA background stamps, so I used my new Darkroom Door Grunge Marks set.


I stamped the ovals in Shabby Shutters onto the resist portion and the lines in Evergreen Bough onto the blue portions.


And because I was feeling quite melancholy I decided to use the surface to doodle some journaling in my barely legible script.  I outlined the circles with a pen and added some dots for interest.


I had some coordinating patterned paper laying by so I used it to stamp and build my layers.


Again using the new Small Detailed Butterfly die by Tim Holtz.  I liked her hiding behind it slightly, peeking out into the world from her very small house.  I doodled above her to make the house and below her to elongate the design.  A TH key and a book page text strip finished it off.  I know this was terribly long and rambly, but I hope you pick up an idea or two from this resist technique.  Thanks for your visit!


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40 comments:

  1. Fabulous creation Autumn - love how you built up your background... now to find some rubber cement or masking fluid...
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. WOWSER Autumn! Love every single detail!

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  3. Beautiful layering, love that colour palette. Thank you for sharing your creativity Autumn.. Have a great weekend. Hugs from Tracey xx

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  4. Wow It look wonderful !! Loved the bg with resist .

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  5. Ah, well that's a fabulous resolution of which I'm thoroughly in favour! I love your layering here and the butterfly works as such a fabulous semi-mask for the woman - very flirtatious!
    Alison x

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  6. Just gorgeous Autumn. I have some rubber cement but haven't used it for ages, maybe I need to get it out again. Have a great crafty weekend and happy crafting, Angela xxx

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  7. Absolutely brilliant Autumn, fantastic layers, love what you did with the rubber cement and the way she peeps out from behind the butterfly is genius! Sorry you are feeling melancholy, as far as your work goes you have no need to, it is always stunning!!! Hugs and have a lovely weekend!

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  8. Really beautiful design! I love the effect with the rubber cement!

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  9. Autumn - your work is so lovely! I am very impressed with how you used the Lynne Perrella image - love her work. Your doodling and your background are a delight! Loved this post! Thank You for your lovely comment on my blog too. xxx

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  10. This is absolutely stunning, Autumn!! The layers are amazing!! I love the details and the stamps you used!! The rubber cement mask is a fabulous idea!! Gorgeous colors, too!! Love this my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. A fab project Autumn! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

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  12. This really is fabulous Autumn! Excellent masking and such a great choice of mage and colours! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  13. This is really fabulous, Autumn!!!!!! Love how you did the masks and, of course, you are so good with lots of details when you create!!! Fabulous!!!!!

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  14. Great improvisation with the rubber cement, your background looks fantastic and I love the way the lady is 'hiding' behind the gorgeous butterfly! Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

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  15. beautiful card Autumn! Love the inky background and fancy butterfly!

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  16. Wow, you really had some fun... so glad I came for the details! That background is very interesting. I'm sorry you were melancholy... I hope you found your way out of that through crafting­čśŐ

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  17. Fabulous layered panels Autumn and a gorgeous colour palette. Have a great weekend xxx

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  18. this is gorgeous - love the background and how you have brought allthe elements together xx

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  19. I love how you finished you masked background with pen work and your "topper" looks awesome!

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  20. Adoring the background Autumn, would have been happy with just that....but your toppings are tremendous! X

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  21. Fantastic take on the colour challenge love love love...xcxc ♥{aNNie}

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  22. Autumn, this is outstanding!!
    I am off to the store for groceries this morn, but am making it a point to pick up some good ole rubber cement! heehee
    Thanks so much for sharing and good luck on the win- I'd pick yours! xoxo

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  23. Brilliant background and gorgeous colours, love your design it suits the stamps so well.
    Julie x

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  24. Your bg looks amazing, Autumn!!!! Love her peeking out from behind the beautiful butterfly!!! Gorgeous!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  25. Amazing work Autumn! love every detail from colors to design! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  26. I am in love with these stamps you used!!! I absolutely NEED them!!!!
    As always, you did an outstanding project!!! Love it!!!

    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
    x Zoey

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  27. I've also wowed to enter as many challenges as possible - it takes you out of your comfort zone and explore new areas. Your background is just gorgeous xx

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  28. Love all of the doodling and how your fab layers came together.

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  29. Gorgeous project, love all the layers! Thanks so much for joining us at Chocolate Baroque Challenge
    Claire xx

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  30. This is great and i love that image peeking through the butterfly!

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  31. I hope you will cheer up, buttercup, because this piece of art should bring a smile to you face! It sure did mine!Love your artsy background using your resist technique! And oh, yes, I love that new butterfly! Sending happy hugs to you!

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  32. Nice! Super cool background, too. I follow PA but have never linked up. They do have some really great creative prompts. I have a Lynne Perrella stamp (cost me a small fortune) and it's kind of hard to work with but when you nail it like you did here it makes up for all the frustration.

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  33. What a cool, cool background, Autumn, it's just awesome! Love your lady and how she's peeking out behind the butterfly in her adorable little house. I'm sorry you were feeling melancholy and hope you're feeling better now...hugs :-)

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  34. This looks awesome, love all the layers!

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  35. Ths looks amazing! First of all, the background - WOW! And I love looking at all the other little details! Gorgeous!

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  36. A rambling blog is a good blog - it allows us a glimpse into your world and your process. Love the finished piece; Somewhat redolent of your mood ? Lovely work Autumn.

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  37. Beautiful work, love background. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs, Agnieszka DT

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  38. Fabulous background Autumn, I love the overall effect you created. Great collaged piece, and thanks so much for entering the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, hope to see you again soon, Judith xx

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  39. This is a beautiful card Autumn. Love how you made your background paper and that big beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope you join us again next month. Hugs, Gale DT

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