So after a pretty shitty week, I am trying to get my
mojo pumping again.
I was inspired by the current challenge at the Smeared and Smudged facebook group, to create a project using the chalk board technique.
I also was inspired to play along with Stampotique's challenge
of using text in your work.
Here is my latest journal page using "Hunk" from Stampotique.
I inked him with Versamark, and then used white embossing powder
to give the chalkboard effect on the black paper. I have yet to find a good white ink to use. The ones I have don't cover very well, leaving a ghost
image, not a solid white image.
If memory serves me correctly, our chalkboards were green in school
(circa 1970's), not black.
But I digress...
I used Dylusions inks to create the background. I love the effect you
get when you splash water on the dried inks and then the water
leeches the ink out of the paper. I also do this to remove ink with my
stencils and a roll of paper towels.
I tried a new technique of sprinkling embossing powder on the
project, and heating it from beneath. In the tutorial I saw, they
used a new chunky embossing powder, but this worked just fine.
And lastly, my social commentary on the recent (and not so recent)
scandals rocking the Catholic faiths and the recent "resignation" of the
current Pope. Not trying to offend anyone( just a happy accident),
but am feeling good about my creation.
I used one of the fabulous church stamps, called Holy City
from Smeared Ink, and stamped it onto an old dictionary page
(great thrift store find, although I stole mine from high school
back in the 80's. I don't recommend stealing, though),
with the definitions for church and chump on it,
and then heat embossed it in black. The Infectious Waste stamp
is new from Viva Las Vegas stamps.
I like the effect.
Thanks for dropping by.
Have a creepy day!