The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge continues with the letter F. The twist this fortnight is that we can only choose words between FE and FR.
I decided to choose the word 'Fellow' because I recently aquired a PaperArtsy stamp which shows a rather snazzy fellow and I thought he fitted the bill perfectly.
You can join in the Alpha Challenge at any point - it's addictive believe me!
I also wanted to use a little piece from one of my first gelli plate prints which I made at an Andy Skinner class recently - more, much more on that in another post!
Please don't expect too much because the print I used was one of the first I pulled from the gelli plate, but from that moment I was addicted. I never realised these plates were so much fun until I finally gave in, did the class and bought the plate!
Here is my double page spread:
|The left page was made with part of a gelli plate. The right page was made using stencils and stamping. Both archival inks and DecoArt Traditions and Americana paints were used.|
|The word definition was left without paint/ink as required by the challenge.|
|My 'fellow' was stamped onto white card with archival ink. Most of the background was coloured with distress marker and a waterbrush. Some random acrylic paint stencil work was added to the image to enable it to fit with the page background.|
|The right hand page was covered with a light wash of Fresco snowflake. Script stamping was done with DecoArt acrylics. Stencilling was added with both acrylics and archival ink.|
|The die cut letters were cut from some card covered with a piece of gelli plate print. Once applied, some shading was added around the letters with pencil. Black pen was also used to define the letters.|
|All the die cut letters had stencilling applied to help them appear as an integral part of the design.|