Sunday, 3 March 2013

Inspired by Suzanne Czosek

Well I can't say the Mojo is 100% but there is improvement... Thanks to the Paper Artsy challenge I can follow someone else's inspiration and that make things a lot easier.

I based my entry on Suzz's Vintage Bottle and Springflowers project, but changed a few things, starting by the colour scheme. As this is the back of the binder I altered here, I kept to the pinks and blues, but this time only used sprays.

The main stamps are from PA Hot picks 1203, 1204, 1205 for the bottles and 1206 for the flowers stamped in Archival Ink. I used coloured pencils to put shadows in the bottles and colour in the flowers and butterflies.
Finally, I used a technique I had been itching to try with puff paint and a stencil. Fortunately I had a dry run before attacking the binder with it, because in the end, the only way it would work properly was with a mixture of puff paint and texture paste. When heated the stencilled areas form nicely rounded shapes and the colour is a full tone lighter than the puff paint alone.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. J'adore, c'est magnifique !!! Et bravo pour la perfection de ton impression mask + mélange de peinture et de pate, je retiendrai l'astuce ! Peut-être que tu aurais pu aussi appliquer d'abord la pate à texture puis la peindre...? Je n'ai pas encore vraiment essayé de mon côté, donc je ne sais pas trop si ce serait aussi parfait qu'en ne seule application, à mon avis non !! Bizz

  2. Love this page, fabulouse idea to use the puff paint with texture paste and the stamps are super.

    Sylv xx

  3. Lovely array of colours and I like the added texture work from the stencil, thanks for joining in the GD challenges over at PaperArtsy.

  4. Been peeping through your blog and you have been doing amazing work but love this one its just so eyecatching ! I thank you for the blog award I must think me very remiss not getting back to you but life kids and work have the annoying habit of getting in the way, but will get round to passing it on thanks again x

  5. This is wonderful, gorgeous colours and I love you puff paint stenciling xx