Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Artsy tile - She was a dreamer

Hi everyone,

hope you all had a good and creative start into 2021. I'm happy to continue working in the VLVS design team for another year to share more stamped art with you. Let's start with the first project for this year.

 I started creating "artsy tiles", which is just watercolor paper cut to a size of 4 x 4 inch and with rounded edges - a little detail that really makes a difference for me. I'm a fan of quick projects (not always, but sometimes you just want to get something creative done without investing much time, right?) and this format sparks my creativity.

When I started working on the tile, I already knew the focal image I wanted to use. So stamping the woman, coloring her and cutting her out was my first step. I used ZIG brush pens for the coloring just because it's one of the easiest methods for me.

As my background highlight I stamped and heat embossed the twilight zone swirl in white. Then I sprayed some Lindy's Gang starburst sprays on top and used the resistance effect I got from the embossing I did before. I went with some complimentary colors to the womans dress to create a harmonious contrast. During the last few weeks I started using my color wheel a lot for inspiration and although I never thought that this is a necessary tool I'm finding it really helpful now.

I added a quote as well as some stars to my tile. They blend nicely into the background. Do you like such subtle details as much as I do? Also, I inked the edges with the same ink pad that I used for the stars.
All that was left to do now was glueing the woman to the background and then I called this project done.

Stamps used:
Beautiful Lady Retro Looking Up (8280)
Twilight Zone Swirl (20506)
Stars (19291)
She Was A Dreamer (19635)

Other material:

- Canson watercolor paper
- Versaclaire ink (nocturne)
- Versamark ink
- Archival ink (paradise teal)
- Starburst sprays (tibetan poppy teal, shabby turbine teal)
- ZIG real brush pens
- WOW! embossing powder (white, ultrafine)

See you soon with another project.

1 comment:

Aimee said...

LOVE this! And I'd never heard of art tiles. I've been tryin to decide what my 100 things will be this year and I think you just gave me an idea!!