DIY Bookprint Artwork | Papermania and Artiste

Posted by BeckyJ, 01 Sep, 2015

Owning your own piece of unique art is so exciting so try making your own masterpiece with simple paint and ink techniques. Papermania A5 Bookprint Papers provide the perfect vintage backdrop for your artwork. 1. Attach lengths of masking tape around the edges of an A5 bookprint paper sheet. This will give a clean inner frame to the finished picture. 2. Create a stencil for the focal point of the design. I used the largest but one Xcut Heart Nesting Die, die cutting from kraft cardstock. Attach the stencil in place using masking tape. 3. Follow the steps below to create the heart focal point on the artwork. Once done, very softly blend red, chocolate and black inks around the heart shape to create a halo effect. 4. Gradually build up depth of colour by blending blue, green and black inks around the inside of the masking tape frame. 5. Using black ink, stamp the large corner from Santoro’s Gorjuss ‘The Fox’ stamp across the top left corner. Stamp the smaller corner from ‘The Collector’ stamp in the bottom right corner of the panel. Randomly add further brown, red and green stamped leaves around these, extending them further into the image. 6. Using a dry stippling brush and a very small amount of Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint, roughly apply the paint in random patches across the panel and across the heart. 7. Spray a little gold and cardinal red spritzing ink into a palette. Mix together, pick up with a dry brush and roughly apply around the stamped corners. Once dried, gently remove the masking tape and attach the panel to an A5 piece of kraft cardstock for added sturdiness. Mount and frame.

1. Stamp the bird and botanical print urban stamps in the die-cut stencil using clear pigment ink and emboss with clear powder. Blend red ink across the stencil.

2. Add shading and depth by blending chocolate ink across the shape. Add black ink around the perimeter, blending more softly this time. Buff with a paper towel.

3. Mist Artiste Gold Spritzing Ink over the stencil area. Allow to dry thoroughly before removing the stencil by gently lifting the masking tape.

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