I couldn't miss the Alpha Challenge at the Craft Barn. We are asked to use the letter U and depict the definition in a visual manner. I have chosen to work in a secondhand dictionary but you can use other ways to display your work as long as you include the definition.
For my letter U, I have chosen the word 'URBAN' as I happened to have a stamp plate which fits the bill perfectly designed by Sam Poole.
|The word and definition were masked off. Two shades of DecoArt Traditions paint were then used to roughly coat the pages. I made sure that the two colours weren't mixed but used side by side on a craft mat then blended straight on the page.|
|The definition after the masking tape was removed.|
|The sketchy stamping was achieved using archival ink.|
|the footprints were stamped onto old book pages, cut out and glued into position. Carbon black DecoArt paint was applied using an Andy Skinner stencil onto both pages.|
|More stencil work was added using the same paint. A white pen was used to outline the stencil work.|
|An image reflecting the word definition was stamped onto old book paper, cut out and attached. Black pencil was used around the edges to add shading.|
|Script was stamped in the background with DecoArt Traditions paint. It gives a great effect using the paint for stamping. You can also see the shades created with the two colours of paint used in the background.|
Not entered the Craft Barn Apha Challenge yet? You can join in any time, so why not have a go?
Thanks for everyone's patience and I'm sorry to have missed so many wonderful pieces of work. I will catch up with you all again but please bear with me!