I'm on the Crackerbox Stamps blog today with a mixed media art page featuring iconic strong girl Rosie. (Affiliate links used throughout; I appreciate your support!)
I printed the lyrics to song Unstoppable by Sia in a soft grey then stamped Rosie atop in black, embossing in clear. I hand dyed the paper in leftover onion skin dye from Easter eggs (husband is Romanian -- beautiful natural dying technique) and further distressed with various inks and a distress tool. While hard to see, I foiled portions of the printed lyrics with scraps to give it a very subtle effect. (I own a laser printer which enables me to foil anything I print.) I cut down a scrap of ruled paper from my daughter's writing tablet, layering strips of various papers down the left edge.
I figured out where I wanted to place the Rosie panel and then stamped the Anything Possible sentiment onto the ruled paper. I lightly inked around the edge of the ruled page and then added Rosie. I had a scrap of gold foil leftover from a different project (the negative piece I removed) and added it tucked just under the Rosie panel. I stapled thepage in a couple of places, including a trio of gold stars. To finish the page, I splattered pink, gold, and black gloss sprays. I've really enjoyed dabbling with mixed media and find combining my love of color, vintage, and emotion so soul soothing.
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