This week at Simon Says Stamp & Show we are seeing stars. That is, the challenge is to be inspired by stars. Anything from a sports all-star to star punches to – well any interpretation of “star” that you’d like! Visit the blog to see all of the other creations and to enter. This week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules as ususal.
Here’s a look at my project for this week – a canvas that was truly just some experimenting that eventually went right! I started this canvas with some tissue for texture, then I added a layer of paint, and stenciling, and stamping. Then I added a ton of paste in a star shape (using a cookie cutter as a mold) but HATED the look of the raised star so I scraped off most of the paste except the edges.
Then things got interesting with just a lot of what I call creative play. I just messed around with pens, gelatos, distress paint, glitter, more pens, stamps… and eventually I liked it enough to NOT cover the whole thing with gesso and start all over, but rather I will keep it!
If you’re thinking uh May, I’d love to hear more about the actual process well on this particular one I’m sorry – but I was goofing around and paid NO attention to actual steps or what I was doing with what in what order and what caused what effect. WHOOPS! I’m usually more mindful of stuff like that but honestly this wasn’t actually a planned project – it just kinda worked out. Here is a lost of all the supplies I used:
Here’s an instagram photo I posted showing the original raised paste star, and then a glimpse of my piece in progress after I scraped most of that off.
Overall, I had such a blast with this and I worked out some techniques and methods that worked well for me. If inspired I may be doing another of these soon – I’ll be sure to write things down as I go this time!
Speaking of fun (and yes, I’m LOVING these Tim Holtz distress paints!) – and discounts – be sure to check back into my blog tomorrow. I’ve got a “distress 101” video mini-class to post – and an exclusive Simon Says Stamp discount code too!!