Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sugar and Spice?...nuh-uh! ~ an art journal page inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone! Last week Vera Lane Studio released another wonderful set of images and sayings, this one called Teacher 2. Having been a teacher for over 30 years, I could instantly relate to the sayings and the wonderful looks on the teachers' faces. The first of two projects I created was with the woman holding the wine glass. She could fit so many occasions for cards or tags, or in this case, an art journal page.

I coloured Wine Woman with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border. She was then matted with black cardstock, and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border.

The 6x6 inch background was covered on the right side with packaging paper and on the right side with Starburst Sassy Sapphire spritzed paper I had used to catch over spray from another project. Once both papers were adhered to the background, pattern was added with Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink sponged through TCW Tiny Circles stencil and Jet Black Archival Ink applied to a Viva Las Vegas blanket stitch stamp. An arrow from a 49 & Market set was stamped with the same black to point to a fussy cut wine glass silhouette.

A section of a dictionary page was adhered to the top right corner of the page. Blue pencil was used to call attention to the word and definition for wine-bibber. I didn't even know that was a word but it's fun to say :)

Before Wine Woman was adhered to the page, a torn piece of patterned paper as glued to the bottom edge of the page to ground her. A little of the blanket stitch stamping was added to merge it with the rest of the background. The wording, which is me to a tee, was printed onto white cardstock, die cut into circles, and edged with Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink. The two circles were then matted with black to give them more visual weight and punctuation stickers were added to each. A wiggly wonky border was doodled around the outside edges of the page before black Big Brush Pen was added to frame it.

Thanks for joining Wine Woman and me today. We're delighted you did. Stay tuned for my second project from this set. There is a third image which I haven't played with yet but she will keep for another day :) You can see what others have created with them by stopping by the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group or get your own set from the VLS Etsy shop.

Life is good; so is art.

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