Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Star and Heart - new releases by Vera Lane Studio

Hi everyone! There is a new release in the Vera Lane Studio shop called  Heart and Star. Oh my word, they are the cutest little sweeties. I created two projects, one for each of the two images and used one of the two sayings that come with the set. Star is featured in an art journal page and Heart is starring on her very own ATC.

Both Star and Heart were coloured with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils with the exception of Star's hair which was paper-pieced from mop-up book paper. The stars on her head were printed onto scraps of ink sprayed papers and shaded with coloured pencil. The images were fussy cut leaving my usual narrow white border, matted with black, and fussy cut a second time, leaving a narrow black border.

The art journal page is 6 inches square. It was spritzed with Lindy's Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Spray and once dry was stencilled using Studio Light Mask MB03 and Magenta Hue Archival Ink. Tiny Xs were added in a few places with black pen using an Alexandra Renke stencil as a guide. Crafty Individuals Script stamp was added here and there with Deep Purple Archival Ink.

To give Star a place to stand, wide washi tape, matted with black, was placed behind her. This was layered with a strip of book text muted with white gesso and a black negative piece which was left from punching a scalloped border. 

The sentiment was cut into individual words which were matted with black. The scalloped border was added under the word begins both to add a second pop of black, and to emphasize that word.  Small stars and a cluster of stars were die cut from the same paper scraps as the stars in her hair. These were shaded with coloured pencil, highlighted with Posca Pen, and outlined with black pen. The page was finished with a doodled border and edging with black Big Brush Pen.

Heart's ATC background was a mop-up 2.5 x 3.5 inch rectangle of white cardstock. It was stamped with Wendy Vecchi Open Dots stamp using Deep Purple Archival Ink. Torn book text scraps were adhered over the background and the text was pushed back with white gesso. Heart was popped up on foam tape and strips of washi tape weree used to ground her and pick up the heart colour. Another pop of pink was added with an epoxy heart in the top left corner. The tiny TH ChitChat stickers were matted with black and glued next to Heart. The ATC was finished by inking the edges with Deep Purple Archival Ink and edged with black Big Brush Pen.

Thanks for popping by today. Star, Heart, and I appreciate that. When you get a minute, stop by Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop to check out these beauties as well as the other fabulous images and collage sheets. Come and visit the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group, too, where there is new and wonderful inspiration daily. 

Life is good; so is art.

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