Sunday, December 08, 2013

Mix-Ability - Versamark and chalk

This week's Mix-Ability challenge is to use Versamark ink and chalks or pastels on a mixed media project. I had already started a page in my altered hymnal, so I thought I'd try this technique in the background - I've tried as much as possible to keep the hymns in the book readable, and this is a great way to add texture and color to a page without obscuring any of the print. I say that, but then... well, you can see where I dropped my inked-up stamp on the facing page. Acckkk... brillliant.

Here's my full spread...


The bird is a stencil that I hand-cut - that area is done with acrylic paints. I stamped my Grunge Circles stamp with Versamark ink around the edge of the bird, then applied chalks with a cotton ball to highlight the design.


All stamps I used are from Impression Obsession, except the verse stamp - that one is from smARTworks, a company I used to work with which has sadly gone out of business. I thought the verse went well with the hymn.

Here's a closeup on the chalking:



Hope you'll come play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Thank you for posting this. I've never tried chalk with Versamark! And I'm so happy to see another installment in your altered hymnal. I really like this project and may take on one of my own one day. I'm torn - I have sn old shaped-note hymnal that I would love to use but then I wonder if I should lee it "pure" and use a more modern one for altering!

lyzz J said...

beautiful! Thx for sharing!