I have to admit I have been a little unsettled by the recent revamp of Craft Stamper magazine - not because the mixed media and 3D projects aren't fabulous but I find them intimidating and way out of my comfort zone. I dabble with Art Journaling, make cards, scrapbook and make the occasional altered project but don't have the time or resources to make canvas's or 3D projects on a regular basis and wouldn't know what to do with them once they were finished anyway so sadly I was beginning to wonder whether this was still the magazine for me......BUT I went back to it and tried to think outside the box - how could I use the techniques on the projects that I do want to make ? So I have used the beautiful poppy canvas by the very talented Jenny Marples from the October issue (as it had a step by step article) combined with several of the current blog challenge themes as inspiration for this journal page
Completely different from Jenny's canvas but I've used the same steps - layering strips of torn paper and embossing paste through a stencil covered by gesso and sprayed with inks.
once all that was dry I added stamping (Artistic Stamper and PaperArtsy stamps, plus Craft Stamper free watch stamp)
then embossed a clock face through a Tando Creative stencil with crackle paste to which I also added treasure gold once dry.
I finished off with Tim Holtz die cut Butterflies which I'd stamped and coloured with Tim's wrinkle free distress technique and a stamped quote. I think the quote aptly describes how my sadness I initially felt about the changes to Craft Stamper has 'flown away' as I've spent more considering the new features.
Rubber Dance Art Stamps - September 2014 colours
Our Creative Corner - Shades of Autumn
Fantasy Stampers - Steampunk
The Artistic Stamper - Things with Wings
Country View Challenges - Numbers
Mixed Media World - Autumn Colours
Thanks for popping by, Happy Crafting....Esther xx