Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hurt

Last week I ordered some supplies at The Craft Bran with my gift voucher which I received for being selected first place with my up page
Friday the postman came to deliver the package but as I was at work he left a note that I could pick it up after the weekend, aaaarghh.
So yesterday I went and got my package and was as happy as a little kid on their birthday, I got a white pen from Rangers, white embossing powder, baroque stencil from Andy Skinner, black gesso, a craft mat and a speedball brayer.
Of course I needed to test everything right away and what better way then making a spread for this forthnights’ Q&L challenge , check out what other fantastic art is made with these words here.


The background I already made last week using a blue watercolor and a border with a stencil and some black acrylic paint.
The  woman’s face on Andy Skinners’ stencil  was just perfect for the quote:
nobody can hurt me without my permission.
I embossed the corners with the ornament on the stencil and the white embossing powder and painted in some gold detail.

I love the stencil, not that happy with the pen, I would like it to be more opaque, finding a good white pen is turning out to be hard, if anyone has a suggestion/recommandation, always welcome.

20 comments:

  1. Vicky I love the way you used that stencil, and nice embossing, about the white marker or pen, I use Molotow, the pens are available apart, from 2 mm fine till 8 mm wide, and the refills come also different kinds, aqua, grafx, acrylic and premium 4all...

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    1. I will have a look for them, where do you buy your supplies usually, do you have a great craft store nearby or online?

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  2. Beautiful quote and a fantastic use of your winnings!

    Posca Pens are my favourite, they need to be pumped gently and regularly for a clear white acrylic paint that will write over anything. Got a set of 12 diff colours from Amazon for £19.23 with free p&p last month. Colours can be blended too.

    Hope you find your perfect white pen soon:-) x

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    1. I will check them out, thanks for the tip

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  3. Great artwork - you spent your prize money wisely! I love this Gandhi quote. Another vote for the Posca white pen from me.

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    1. thanks, loving the challenge and seeing the fab work of other artists

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  4. Visiting from the craft barn - I have that face stencil too, Ilove it. It looks fab on the blue page. The quote is brilliant.
    I like my Posca too, but I mostly use my Stabilo Uni Ball :o)

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  5. Lovely. Great use of your new stash.

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    1. thanks, will use is much more in the future.

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  6. You have added some lovely additions to your supplies, as is evidenced by this latest spread. The stencil reminds me of a stamp of a woman's face I once had. A friend borrowed it, and since I'm not much of a stamper, I never got it back.

    That's a lovely quote. Sorry I can't help you with the pens, since I actually don't own any white ones. But I wish you the best with your quest for the perfect white pen.

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    1. Thanks, haven't found the time yet to go and buy some to test different ones side by side, is on my to do list

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  7. Lovely piece! I too hunted for ages for a good white pen, and finally found the Sharpie white water based paint one, with extra fine point.

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  8. Oh I have been hunting for a good white pen for ages too as well as a decent opaque white ink pad - think they are impossible to find!
    Love that face stencil and how you have used it, this is a fab layout

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    1. I'm planning on doing a comparison test between different pens, will keep you updated about the outcome

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  9. Love the page and that face stencil looks fab. Our search for the perfwct white pen is still ongoing too, so will also be checking out the suggestions from above thank you.

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    1. Thanks and if you come along a good pen please let me know, together we can achieve more than alone.

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