Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fly / Spellbinders Jane Davenport Artomology Release

Happy Monday, friends!  I participated in the new Jane Davenport Artomology Release with Spellbinders, and I was so excited to create this layout using some of the new products.  I chose to work with some of the new inks, dies and stamps.  I used the Fair Feathers Etched Dies to create the beautiful feathers along with several of the new Squid Inks:  Scallop Shell, Mermaid Eyes, Cave Black, and Gold Bullion.  I also used some of Jane's Watercolors from my stash that I purchased from Michael's.  The flower stamps are from the Build-a-Bouquet Clear Stamps and the "wild and free" stamp is from the Mad Confetti Clear Stamps. I also used the Deep Sea Die Cutting and Embossing Machine to cut the feathers.

I started this layout by using the inks and watercolors on a piece of mixed media paper.  I covered the entire paper with lots of pink, blue and gold color.  Once it dried, I die cut the feathers.  I love how they turned out!  I used the same colors on my white cardstock background.  I arranged the feathers in a whimsical vertical pattern, like they were falling from the sky.  I machine stitched through the centers using some gold thread.

I stamped the small flower on some mixed media paper and then cut them out to use as small embellishments around the photo.  Those fun pink circles are stamps from the Mad Confetti set.  I stamped them using the pink Scallop Shell ink.

I love this technique of painting an entire sheet of paper and then cutting shapes from it.  It may look like a big mess at first, but when you cut the shapes, they look amazing!  You really can't mess it up. They look so colorful and have a great watercolor look to them.

I love how dimensional these feathers are.  The edges curl up and look so pretty!  I used the watercolors to add lots of splatters around the layout.

I love adding tangled thread in matching colors to my projects.  I think it adds fun pops of color, lots of texture, and it just adds to the whole "messy" factor :)  I wanted to incorporate this "wild and free" stamp as part of my title, and so I just stamped it right onto my background.

I love the Gold Bullion's so shimmery and metallic.  It's more of a yellow gold, so I love how it looks mixed with the pinks and blues.  It works great for stamping as well as for watercoloring.  I added some water to it and used the packaging technique to add it to my background.
Here are a few more close-ups...

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try on your next project.  I had a blast making this, and I want to thank everyone over at Spellbinders for inviting me to be a part of this gorgeous release.  You can check out my video here if you'd like more details on how I put this together:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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