Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Getting Peacocky With Jessica Sporn Stamps!!!

Many moons ago, Jessica Sporn, had asked me to use some of her new stamps from Rubber Moon Stamps in a project. Of course I said yes, but alas, it took me a while to use them...sorry Jessica. 
I just love the curlycue shape in these stamps...something I am always drawn to. I wanted the peacock to have lots of color and in no particular pattern, so I decided to watercolor it and use Ken Oliver's Color Burst to do it.
I stamped the peacock on tissue paper using Jet Black twice, as I know the tissue paper will be see through on the paper once I adhere it with Ranger's Multi Matte Medium. I cut these out and used only the tail portion on the second stamped piece. I adhered that to the bottom of the whole peacock to elongate the tail area.
I added all the Color Burst to a palette, and mixed each with water. I can blend colors this way, and once it dries just put it up for the next time. I love that about Color Burst. I took a piece of Watercolor Cardstock, and misted it with water. Then I just loaded a paintbrush with Color Burst and started making blobs of color.
I added the colors of the peacock where I wanted it to go. Once dry, I placed Multi Matte Medium over the colors, and added my tissue paper peacock. It just melds in.
I stamped the tree using Tim's Distress Paint in Walnut Stain, and the leaves, now bushes, in Pine Needles and Peeled Paint. I also added Mermaid Lagoon Paint to some of the areas of the peacock.
I added more and more color to the background, again just in long globs, then I tapped the paintbrush making spots and splashes of color.
I used a white and black gel pen to define a few things, and then decided I needed some stamping. I used Wendy's Script stamp and her Sky Blue Archival in the sky area. I also used Tim's grassy looking lines stamp in the meadow area with Fern Green Archival.
Then I stamped the Lots of Leaves image from Wendy in the meadow area using Buttercup.
I wanted circles in the meadow area, but couldn't find anything small enough, until I found this tiny pen cap. I used it to stamp circles here and there with Orange Marmalade Archival. Once I was finished, my peacock and trees didn't pop enough for me, so I gave them a coat of Glossy Accents, and liked that pretty good. Then I tore the edges of the watercolor paper...I love that look, and and adhered it onto a birch wooden panel that I watercolored with the same colors as the paper. Finally, I added the sentiment words that were inked with the same inks mentioned before, as well as highlighted with more Color Burst.
 
 
 
 
Thank you Jessica for providing me with these gorgeous stamped images! Many kudos to you for making all these goodies, and I hope to see much more in the future!

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Anita! Your peacock is stunning, the black just pops against all your wonderful splashes of summer colours in the background! Love your little glossy tree in the corner, creates great illusion of depth! hugs :)

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  2. WOW...so worth the wait though! The positive and uplifting energy that comes off this are just sensational. The colors and sentiments are perfection. This is beautiful Anita!!

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  3. WOW! this is so pretty, and I am so drawn to curlycue designs too!!

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  4. Oh wow Anita, you certainly have a way with colour!! The peacock looks fabulous against your wonderfully colourful background and the little tree is just adorable. This just makes me happy! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Beautiful Anita, fabulous technique to colour the background with the colour bursts and then add your stamped image over top, that peacock is gorgeous. The addition of the glossy accents was a perfect choice and love your sentiment, a great choice for this piece. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all, Deb xo

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  6. Thank you Anita for creating something so beautiful and meaningful with the stamps. Those bursts of color :) are just glorious and the sentiments are perfect. Love it.

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  7. So very beautiful with wonderful colors!

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  8. Really gorgeous piece Anita and the peacock stamp as beautiful, I can see why you like it. Chris :-)

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing you creative and inspiring piece!
    Worth the wait!

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  10. Beautiful piece Anita '! Love the watercolour background and the peacock is fabulous ! Sue C x

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  11. Oh my gosh Anita, what a great job for this final! Thank you very much for your shares and inspirations.

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  12. Completely beautiful piece, Anita! I love peacocks and you've created a scene that I used to see when I lived in Washington state--there was an older house, surrounded by meadows, where peacocks were raised. We could see the males sunning themselves with their beautiful tail feathers spread out around them...Just like what you've created here!! Stunning!! I love how you've used the Color Bursts to water color this entire creation--They are awesome little bottles of goodness aren't they :) :) Just a fabulous job with Jessica's images!! XOXO-Shari

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  13. Absolutely stunning Anita!! You really made the Peacock proud!! Gorgeous colors and layout, and sentiment- wonderful! xo

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  14. Hi my dear, wow the birdie is beautiful. All the colors on the card and the tree, you did another awesome piece of art here girl. oxox

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  15. Better later then never and this is gorgeous! Love the way you used the Color Burst and layered this all up! Happy Sunday and hope everyone is feeling better today!

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  16. Beautiful! I have a stencil that I got from Jessica a couple a years ago, but wasn't aware that she had stamps too. I also have 3 original ATC's that she painted that I got through an exchange we did. I haven't kept up with her work lately, so I should look her up. Blessings, my friend!

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  17. This is gorgeous! Stunning scenery! Hugs, Sandra

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  18. That peacock is fantastic - and I love the colourful landscape you've created around him.
    Alison xx

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