Monday, 20 February 2017

Great things

Hello everyone,

and welcome to this blogpost where I am showcasing the wonderful 100 Proof Press Stamps. As you might already know, Sara from 100 Proof Press asked me if I was interested in doing some design  work for her and of course I had to say yes ! Her stamps are wonderful ! I already had some in my collection and I used one of those (The large handsome hares) today  in this art journal spread:



This fantastic Hares Stamp was what attracted my attention to 100 Proof Press. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous ? It stands just over 6" tall ! 

Here's how I made this spread:


I started off with a piece of Mixed Media paper that I cut in half but kept together with painter's tape. I also painted a layer of gesso on it. 



I used different acrylic paints and a brush, my fingers and a baby wipe to apply colour to my page. At this stage I thought: Oh dear..... but I persevered and I do like the end result. So don't give up straight away..... 


Next, I stencilled polkadots in the same colours, moved the stencil slightly and repeated with white paint. The stencil is a piece of acetate that I die cut circles into. 


I then used a bottle cap and black watered down paint to add circles, a brush for the splatters and a palet knife to add some black in two corners. 


Here I added some doodle lines around the edged and stamping too.  


I stamped the hares twice because I wasn't sure which paper I wanted to use. I decided on the book text. 


After adhering them on the page with gel medium I added a little shading and colour to the hares and also added the sentiment in the same way. Some doodle lines around the strips finished it off. 




A detail of those fantastic hares... 


A detail of the left bottom corner... 


A closer look at a part of the background...


And the sentiment... 

I hope you liked my post and just in case you would like some of those fantastic stamps, here are the links to the shop:


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 




8 comments:

  1. Super cool page Corrie! I love this background.

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  2. Heel mooi Connie wat een mooie achtergrond heb je ontworpen voor die schitterende konijnen!!
    Groetjes
    Maria

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  3. Stoer en schattig tegelijkertijd! Groetjes, Gerrina

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  4. WOW! This is FABULOUS! I'm so glad you kept the background colors ... I LOVE them! Everything about this piece is PERFECTION!

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  5. They really are handsome hares, and they look splendid against your lovely background. I love how the colours go from the light and gentle to the darker shades. Fabulous page spread!
    Alison x

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  6. Prachtig ! , heerlijke kleuren 💕💕

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  7. Your projects are always wonderful Corrie, but I think this is one of my favourite. The background is perfect for this lovely stamp xx

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  8. Great spread Corrie - I love you background and thought it could stand alone it is so pretty!
    sandyxx

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