Thursday, April 29, 2010

Collage Style

I bought both the Vintage Backgrounds and Fanciful Vintage because I just loved Barb Foster's sample cards in the Serendipity Magalogue. I'm intrigued by the idea of collage style cards but they are a little bit scary to me! While I waited through tumbling practice, I thumbed through some pretty old magazines for collage ideas. I also wanted to use Gesso as my base - another neat item I found out about through my friend Juliet. She is the true artsy-fartsy type and I've been wanting to give it a try myself!

For this card I painted white Gesso on some textured blue Bazzill paper (from our monochromatic packs!) with a foam brush and let it dry overnight. Then I randomly stamped my images with Palette Noir ink and came back and laid some color down with my Tombow markers on select areas. I could move the markers around with my aquabrush to give it a watercolored look.


Stamps used: Gerbera Daisy (now marked 25% off since it's retiring!), Vintage Backgrounds and Fanciful Vintage (which is the Stamp of the Month for April so it's on sale for just $14.95)

Hope this encourages you to give collage style stamping a whirl! It was easier than I thought and I can't wait to play some more.

12 comments:

Danni said...

What a unique and wonderful card!

Barb said...

Wonderful work as always, Chris! Love the collage style, and the gesso background is fab!

disneychickstamper said...

What a great card! I am in the same boat...a little scared to try a collage card, but I really like how yours turned out...I will have to try it! And I love the gesso thing...way cool! DUDE!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Awesome! I've never tried doing a collage... may have to give it a shot now, yours is so neat!

Juliet A said...

The gesso looks really cool here - I love the way the blue shows through in places! Great card!

Kim said...

WOW!!! Great collage card Chris!

Kellyismyangel said...

Beautiful work!

Silli said...

Wonderful, love the colors and the watercolor look! HUGS

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Love your take on collage stamping, it's always intimidated me! Gesso background..thumbs up!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous collage!! I hope you are doing well Chris!

Heidi Hihn said...

Great job on your collage!

Annette said...

This is gorgeous Chris, love how it turned out, you did an awesome job! Can't wait to see more collage creations!