Friday, June 26, 2020

2020 Stash Party #28 - An Art Card

Hello, Crafty Makers!
Today, I thought I would take a break from sympathy cards and share one of my Art Cards!  I don't know if that is really a thing but we will declare it a thing for my purposes.

 A long time ago, I tried my hand at Finnabair.  I simply couldn't get the hang of it because I was still stuck in my lane and my creative mind put up a valiant struggle against any lane changes.  Still, like most crafters, I purchased oodles and oodles of Prima Finnabair Stamps which lay idle in my stamp file until I used one of them a few weeks ago for my " I Can't Breathe" project.
Polish mixed media artist Finnabair (also known as Anna Dabrowska) puts together these richly-textured collages of salvaged tech parts along with other finds like dead moths, fabric, buttons and paints them to make dreamlike landscapes with a deeper significance. © Finnabair.Feb 21, 2013
I haven't quite made it to the feathers and dead moths (note:  I don't do dead insects or live ones for that matter)but I decided that I would play with my Viki Boutin Art Crayons and a few stencils and one of my Prima Finnabair Stamps.  I recently started a class that teaches "Stamping without Stamps" and one of our assignments was creating a background using our crayons.  Once my background was done, I wanted to put a stamp on it!  I'll make another one for the class. 
I added Gesso to an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of 110lb CS.  After it dried, I cut it into four 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" panels.  The crayons work better, I think when Gesso is used.  I plan to use watercolor paper for my next project.  I experienced more curling than I like but that could have been caused by me over-wetting my paper.
I used a wine cork to create my circles.  I stamped them first with black ink and then lightly stamped them with gold pigment ink.  I heat set the pigment ink.  I really like the effect I achieved using my white crayon through a stencil.  I scribbled in the opening and then use a damp paper towel to remove most of the crayon color from the center of the wonky diamond shape.  Not only does this add visual interest to the project, but it also adds texture.
 I created thin straight lines using the edge of a credit card.  And I added the metal corners.  There is also some gold splatter on the project and a few half circles that I made using a plastic bottle cap.
I only have a very thick white EP.  I really need one that will give me the "fine" texture.  I am still on my crafting budget and trying to use what I have but I want my embossing to be a bit sharper than it is on this project.

I have a bunch of these art stamps, so brace yourselves!😀  I will be back later today or tomorrow with my third sympathy card!

Stuff I Used:
TWC Mini Viva La Art
Crafter's Workshop Template 6"x6"-viva La Art -