Saturday, March 24, 2012
I'm a member of the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team!
Hoorah! My application to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team was accepted, and I am now a member. My first official post will be on April 2.
Meanwhile, I thought I'd share this background I did in my Mead Dayrunner. It's my on-the-go art journal. I draw in it when I'm in long lines or waiting at Doctors and Dentists.
I painted over my notes in past pages with metallic blue acrylic paint, then painted my Optical Background stamp with gesso. I stamped on both pages. (Note: gesso usually washes off, especially if you wash with soap and water immediately after stamping. But you may need to pick out dried bits of gesso from the stamp afterward) When the gesso dried, I colored over with the white with colored markers. Then I inked up my Balloon Airship stamp using a Staz-on Midnight Blue stamp pad. I stamped on the right page, and the used up the rest of the ink by stamping on the left page.
Obviously, in this picture, a giant Kraken (sort of a giant squid) has reached out from the oceans and pulled down this poor air balloon! Now isn't that a cool thing to be drawing during a time that would otherwise be boring as all get out?
Head on over to the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog to find out who else made the team! (and if you haven't already taken advantage, check out the deal on the left sidebar. You can get a 15 unmounted rubber stamps just for posting the Viva Las Vegastamps! blinkie on your blog!)
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