Sunday, March 25, 2012

Background Art Papers made with Tattered Angels

Spring has sprung and color is everywhere you look. When I'm asked what it is about Tattered Angels paint mediums that excites me it comes down COLOR. I don't see these products as an after thought to mist here and there but as a way to create beautiful background papers.  This post I will be sharing with you examples of how I see Tattered Angels products and its uses for creating your very own designer paper.
This project is a collection of background papers I created to make a journal for use in a class, Letter Love 101, with Joanne Sharpe. I think you will find how beautiful Tattered Angels works on 140lb. Watercolor Paper by Strathmore. Watercolor paper grabs the color and the interferences in each product. Now I can tell you that I used a total of 11 different Glimmer Mist paints and 8 different Glimmer Chalkboard paints to create these backgrounds with a variety of stencils from Crafters Workshop. These background pages measure 9"x12". Here you see them before they were cut apart to make the journal where I will practice my new Lettering skills.
Here are pictures of the front cover with the title that soon will be hand lettered on {I photoshopped the title so that you would get the idea of the look I will going for} and some of the pages in the journal. Using duct tape and 7 Gypsies paper tape I created this no sew journal.
Don't the colors just pop, so brilliant and fun. I just love how Tattered Angels paint mediums work on watercolor paper. You must try it. 
Now I must go because I have homework for this ATC class I'm taking with Catherine Matthews Scanlon over at My Creative Classroom...looking forward to doing these ATC's. I think there is still time to sign up to take it ;)

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  1. Loving your awesome colors and all that stencil spraying.... yummy!

  2. WOW these are fun and colorful. Love the designs you gave on each one. The colors really do POP, thanks for sharing how you did them. Have fun in your class.

  3. I'm not sure what's happening to my posts -- but I commented on a lot of these posts already. ;-( I love these backgrounds -- oh and did I mention I was Glinda in the 5th grade school play?? :-)


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