Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Wanderlust

I have to admit I was never a wild child.  
I always envied those who were.



So I decided to celebrate the spirit of Wanderlust!

VLVS! Stamps used: 
Children Playing on Toy Car-19187 Plate 927
Wanderlust-19170 Plate 927

Sakura of America:
Cray-Pas® Expressionist® Oil Pastels-Red, Orange, Yellow, Pale Blue, Black, Yellow, Green
Gelly Roll® Stardust® Glitter Pens-Rose, Sky Blue, Gold, Red
Gelly Roll 1.0 Metallic: - Gold, Blue 

Other Supplies:
Heavy 5" x 5" Chipboard or Masonite tile
Silk Tissue Paper (aka very thin rice paper/mulberry paper.  White tissue paper would also work, but would harder to color)
Faber-Castell Stampers Big Brush pen-Ivory 103, Light Flesh 132
Miracle Tape
StazOn Inkpad-Jet Black
Hair Spray
Golden Regular Gel Medium
Golden Acrylic Ground
Plastic Eraser
Stylus
E6000 adhesive
Scissors
Bone Folder

The Tile-Using Cray-Pas® as Scratchboard (Sgraffito)



  1. Seal the tile with two coats of regular gel medium and 1 coat of Acrylic ground, letting each layer dry in between.
  2. Color the tile with the Cray-Pas®, adding each color at random applying the color heavily. DO NOT USE BLACK AT THIS TIME.
  3. Blend the colors together with the plastic eraser.
  4. Lay down a heavy coat of black, completely covering the other colors.  Don't worry--the other colors won't smudge.
  5. Use the stylus to carve designs into the oil pastel, allowing the first layer of colors to show through. 
  6. Spray with cheap hair spray and let set overnight to set color..
  7. Seal with regular gel medium. Let dry.
(NOTE:  Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has a video showing this technique )

The Chipboard Hexagon


  1. Seal the chipboard with two coats of regular gel medium and 1 coat of Acrylic ground, letting each layer dry in between.
  2. Lay down stripes of yellow-green Cray-Pas®, alternating with sky blue stripes.
  3. Spray with cheap hair spray and let set overnight to set color.
  4. Seal with regular gel medium. Let dry.
  5. Attach chipboard to tile with E6000.
The Stamped Images


  1. Stamp the ''Children Playing on Toy Car' and the 'Wanderlust images onto the silk tissue paper with StazOn ink.
  2. Cut around each image, leaving a generous border around each.
  3. Flip over and add layers of Miracle tape onto the paper to stiffen it. Leave the backing on the tape for now.
  4. Flip right side up, and color the children using the Gellyroll and Big Brush pens.
  5. Trim the Wanderlust image so it has a white border all around,
  6. Pull off backing and stick to the bottom corner of the tile.  Burnish with bone folder or spoon, taking care not to tear the tissue.
  7. Fussy cut the Children's image so no border is left.
  8. Pull off backing and stick to the bottom corner of the tile.  Burnish with bone folder or spoon, taking care not to tear the tissue.
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1 comment:

Sarah Lynch said...

This is just incredible!