Aug 2, 2018

PaperArtsy Stamps Mixed Media Journal Pages


Today we begin a new challenge at A Vintage Journey.  Our hostess, Amanda, has chosen the theme How Can You Resist?  She says, "There are any different products in mixed media that you can use to do a resist technique - gesso, distress glaze, wax, embossing powder, etc. We would like you to use at least one resist technique on your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project."  

I was remembering my favorite resist project in a chunky little mini album I shared HERE.  Now, I had created this album to be a journal of sorts and hadn't added any pages in a while.  I decided to continue on with my theme of Passages and repeat that very fun to make resist technique.  I picked some stamps that would work well with my theme: PaperArtsy Lyne Perrella Collection (LPC011), Eclectica Emma Godfrey Collection (EEG25) and (EEG26).




I first painted my chipboard pages with PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics in Jade and Hint of Mint.  I used the stamps as a guide to do my stencil work.  I made a stencil by using a Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlet die and a file folder.  I chose this design so I could add stamping of the cobblestone tile.


I used clear paste through my "stencil" on each panel.  I dried them some with a heat tool, then laid them aside to finish drying while I began work on my stamping.  I stamped each image onto tissue paper.  I find the Archival black pad works much better than a Versamark for this technique due to the oil content of the pads.  It is important to stamp over a scrap of paper.  I heat set the images, then painted the reverse with Hint of Mint and Caramel.  To cut them out, I trace around the design with a wet paintbrush then tear the edges.


I spritzed and sprinkled Royal Blood Infusions onto my painted panels.  Because PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics are a very matte finish, the Infusions adhere to the painted surface perfectly, however the clear paste resists the Infusions.  Here's a before and after shot.


Next I used Mod Podge to adhere my tissue stamping onto my panels.  I brushed on Mod Podge where the image should go, then carefully pressed the image into the glue.  I burnished with my fingers, taking care not to move the tissue around.  Finally I went over the entire panel with Mod Podge to blend the various sheen.  When it was mostly dry, I looked for any white places where the tissue didn't become transparent and went over it with watery Infusions to blend out the white.  I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape and white embossing.


Here you can see how seamlessly the tissue blends in, even over the textured stencil work!


This sweet flower is by Petaloo.  I added some tattered crocheted ribbon, bundled string, Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker and a TH finding.


I'm totally crazy over the Royal Blood Infusions over Jade Frescos!  I decided these panels should go at the beginning of my book.  I hope you're inspired today and will play along with our current challenge.


Review this journal / mini album in my posts thus far.

See the Cloth Cover Bookmaking / Binding Tutorial HERE:


See the Cover Art Tutorial HERE:


See my Lynne Perrella Pages HERE:


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32 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful techniques you used on your wonderful pages Autumn! love that stenciling and the resist areas - Your tissue images look awesome painted from the back and bring lovely light spots to your pages!

Lisa said...

Oh my good gosh, how do you keep coming up with these amazing projects!! Wow, Autumn, I absolutely love these!! The texture is fabulous!! The colors are so gorgeous!! Each detail is so spectacular!! I love every single detail about these pages!! Stunning pages, my friend!! I'm in awe!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Gorgeous pages :)

Maxine D said...

What an incredible pair of pages Autumn - I so admire your mixed media work!
Blessings
Maxine

Ann Barnes said...

Autumn, I love these pages you have created. You have shared so many great ideas, beginning with using a die to create a stencil! The reverse painted tissue looks fabulous! Such a wonderful journal you are putting together! Thanks fo sharing! ~Ann x

Annie said...

Your pages are so beautiful Autumn and I love the wonderful details you have incorporated x So kind of you to share the step by step and I will certainly be back to have another look

Have a lovely weekend
Annie x

simo said...

I really love these pages Autumn! So many gorgeous yummy details! Hugs ❤

Angela Radford said...

Absolutely gorgeous Autumn and the journals lovely too Lol! Have a great crafty weeknd. Angela xXx

Paper Wishes said...

This is so rich and wonderfully mysterious looking I just love it!Thank you for adding all the links to the many other interesting and informative posts. So much of what we do builds on earlier work its great to have it all brought together like this. I really do appreciate your generosity and care in sharing all your techniques and talent. And all your positive comments too. x Amanda

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Who would have thought seeing infusions washed over clear paste could be so appealing. I could watch this technique time after time. Fabulous colours Autumn and now even more stunning pages to add to your fabulous album.
Ever inspiring with something to oo and arr over time after time.
Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Have a blessed weekend..Big Hugs Tracey xx

Emilie MURPHY said...

Beautiful textures. Love your art work. You are very talented. Thanks you for sharing your techniques.

Dorthe said...

So incredible beautiful, Autumn- the colors blending amazingly together, and all the gorgeous texture. So love them, and the one with the door ohhhhh.
I`m always in love with a little flower and lace, lol- and adhered to this stunning page, nothing could be more amazing.
Hugs, Dorthe

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, Autumn, these projects are GORGEOUS! I love that door and all the fabulous texture. So inspiring!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Autumn, love the stamped tissue images with the colouring on the back, fab idea and love the effect you achieve! Gorgeous resist and colours on your background as well, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Clare Lloyd said...

It’s lovely

Helen Wallace said...

It's such a pleasure to pop into your blog and see what inspiring techniques you've been using. I'm a huge Tim Holtz fan and you use his products to perfection. Love the door which leads to who knows where? And the colours and textures are sensational !

Stefania Salmi said...

These are absolutely amazing pages!
Textures and colors do are a pleasure for the eyes, and that touch of white embossing is just right! I feel that I will love this album/journal infinitely!
Hugs
Stefi

Redanne said...

I am speechless Autumn!! Well, nearly... These panels are stunning, you used some wonderful techniques, I love those stamped images and how well they blend into your beautiful backgrounds. Absolutely beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

Stunning pages! I agree with your love of the colors! Sensational even before those great tissue transfers! That door is so inviting; I wonder what secrets it holds within your pages??? (Feeling goofy!) Sending hugs!

Jennie Atkinson said...

I love your beautiful pages Autumn, there is so much wonderful texture and what a fabulous mix of colours. Stunning! Jennie x

craftytrog said...

So so gorgeous Autumn! I love these pages!
Alison xxx

Nikki Acton said...

That really is very clever! Love how you have planned your process so perfectly and how the torn tissue merges perfectly into the background. A fabulous creation Autumn, Nikki xx

A Pink said...

Your creativity is so inspiring , Autumn . You masterfully work your products to great effect. Wonderful resist technique, tissue stamping ,seamless blending....... Love the white embossing too . Thanks for sharing a fabulous project and a great post and thanks for joining in the challenge .
hugs x

Donna Ellis said...

You are always full of surprises and fabulous product combinations. Autumn, this is Gorgeously presented, and so rich in textures and color. Thanks for the explanation and marvelous photos. Beautiful! Hugs, de

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Autumn, such a wonderful and inspiring spread, - well two really!! Such an amazing and effective way to use those fabulous LP stamps and amazing layers and colours, super creative work!!

butterfly said...

Such glorious depth and mystery to these pages - the shadowy image of the man in the doorway is perfectly matched to the lights and darks, and all those incredible textures - providing intrigue for the fingertips as well as the eyes! This journal is an extraordinary work of art.
Alison x

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Love these stamp sets. They have that artsy grunge flair that I so love. I've used things like this on canvas boards, using print outs I got from The Graphics Fairy. She has alot of wonderful aged looking "stamps". I love the blues with the touches of gold especially and I'm amazed at how much work you put into these projects! Wow is all I can say! Marilyn

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! These panels are stunning Autumn!! I am always amazed at the wonderful techniques you come up with .. so inspiring! Love the colours and the wonderful stamped images!! So awesome!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Autumn!!!!
Can i just tell you, your post are mind blowing! Each one I come over to read today is just amazing me! I am bookmarking the heck out of your pages for later inspiration! heehee
Seriously beautiful pages Autumn! Thank you for sharing!
Jackie xo

Marty Fishman said...

I'm so glad to see more Paper Artsy projects going into that awesome little album and I love how they look together! I love the mixed media thinlit you used as a stencil to go with the cobblestone - brilliant! I'm also crazy in love with the jade and Royal Blood infusions - you are so good with pairing colors, Autumn. I love the look of your images on the tissue paper as well. Very striking, my dear, and oh so inspiring!! Hugs :-)

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is absolutely stunning Autumn!! I always enjoy coming here because you share the most amazing techniques. Love the colours you have used and the brilliant stamping and stenciling combos. Love, love, love this!! hugs xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

It's hard to choose favourites, but this must be my favourite spread in your album! Perhaps because it's blue, and I'm always drawn to blue. Love that darkly mysterious look!

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