Okay now that is out of my system. If you have watched the 1997 live action film staring Brendan Fraser you might remember the coffee scene and the bay area bridge. One of my favorite quotes is: "hmmmm, this coffee stuff really works" said after he hugs Ursula. I digress, but that quote inspired this project for the Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes Challenge this week.
Since last week I picked up another Paper Smooches stamp set to add to my small collection: Sentiment Sampler. Thus enabling me to create more custom phrases for various projects.
This weeks project is "cased" from the ever talented Vicki Papaioannou over at ClipsnCuts and her teacup art journal page. Who coincidentally also happens to be having a spotlight week for Paper Smooches stamps.
As the challenge is Anything Goes I decided to make a 5x7 Mixed Media Canvas for our kitchen.
From my 6x6 paper pad stash I chose to use Cut & Paste by Amy Tangerine.
After getting my papers all chosen and cut I glued them onto my canvas added a light gesso wash using Claudine Hellmuth Studio gesso. Then I stamped one of the cups from Hot Concotions & Healthy Vibes onto paper using Archival Ink in black and fussy cut them all out.
I chose Sky Blue, Dab of Yellow & Modern Red for my background color wash. I also ended up adding some gelatos in Tangerine & Lemon Yellow. After figuring out placement for my cup stack it was time for some coloring and shading using my Faber Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens. These are wonderful Inda Ink color pens and if you cover your project in a gel medium or even Mod Podge it gives your project a non porous surface therefore allowing some movement in your ink before it dries.
I also added some coffee ring stains using Memento Gray Flannel ink and Tim Holtz stencil Splatters. Next it was time to create my phrase, unfortunately my phone battery died and I have no pictures of the creation. I used sentiment letters from Sentiment Sampler, Healthy Vibes, Hot Concoctions & Market Fresh. In the end I think I came up with a really cute art piece for our kitchen. As a bonus when my DH saw it right away he said we are keeping that one.
Til Next Time
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