Sunday, February 19, 2017

GARDEN INTRIQUE: Totally Tracy Weinzapfel Stamps

HOWDY from Joi@RR!
Welcome to...Garden Intrigue!

This project was done in honor of the Dare2BArtsy Blog Hog that highlighted the fabulous new Totally Tracy Stamps Sets by Tracy Weinzapfel.  You might want to check it out because they are giving away prizes too!

This project was done on an 11x14" canvas board. 
My idea was to have some of the stamps showing in the background as well as the focal point. So I began stamping all over the canvas with the stamps backwards.  That was so none of the dimension lines would show. 

I just kept stamping until I had this montage of fun!! 

Next step was to use a white Gesso wash over the entire canvas while at the same time adding some shimmer with the LUSCIOUS DecoArt Metallic Lustres. 

This was the result... a muted showing of the stamp set. 

Next, building up color with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and DecoArt Media Tinting Base. It's so much fun using the Tinting Base because it helps one color turn into many yummy shades.

Using my Misti Stamper I began stamping onto Mulberry Papers and White Tissue Paper.  

Lots of stamping in various colors of ink and papers.  

I began by applying the leaves first using DecoArt Media Matt Medium.  I loved the leaves on the mulberry paper. Continuing... little by little...applying all the other pieces I had stamped onto paper.  They were all either cut out or torn around by hand.

The largest flowers were done with my Dynasty Line Brush and painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. 

Here are some close-ups of the finished project.  

Some of the products used:

NOW... the decision that has to be made...
does it look best right side up or upside down - eheheheh!!!????

Thanks bunches and bunches for stopping by. 
If you have time... leave me a comment - it means alot to me! 
Hugs. j. 

Here is the link to the Totally Tracy Power of Flowers stamp set I used for my project. 



Cindy said...

Wow. That is just beautiful what you did with the Dare 2B Artzy/Totally Tracy stamp set!

Redanne said...

Oh wow Joi, this is gorgeous!!! You have brought those beautiful flowers to life, they look amazing and I love the wonderful background you created for them. If I had to choose ... I love the second photo... I can't decide if it is the upside down one or not but I love it!! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful, beautiful designing with Tracy's fabulous stamps Joi. I love the colour palette and composition and how the trails and tendrils creep across the canvas. Xxx

SewPaperPaint said...

How amazing is this Joi! What a gorgeous design to only partially fill the canvas. Love your stamping and color choices, great inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

Lizzy Hill said...

LOL! Either way looks fantastic....I LOOOOVED the step by is always fascinating how others create & especially you, cos you're the MASTER [mistress???} of deeply textured and deep backgrounds! Love the colours in there too! And the MISTI. Certainly IS the best tool ever:))

Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a stunning image, Joi! I especially love your unexpected use of the backwards stamp - what a terrific idea. This is a great tutorial, and a fabulous result, my artsy friend. xoxo

sarascloset said...

Great techniques with a fabulous result on the background to show off the detail on those focal images. Great design using the smaller flowers to give the larger daisies even more importance. I like it with the image on the top left, but a pair using both would look great hanging on my living room wall! :) Hugs!

Pamellia said...

Oh wowzers Joi, this is absolutely delightful!! What a contrast from your alien hideaway project I just came from! Just goes to show how diverse your skills and creativity really is!! I am loving the feminine spring feel to this. The colours are so soft, the lines are fine and intricate and the vines seem to flow like a sheer scarf in a breeze! From secret planet to secret garden, you are truly gifted!! Gorgeous piece. hugs :)