Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Magical Adventure with Jessica Sporn's Stamps

A few posts back I shared a journal page with a Shiva,a new stamp,designed by my sweet artist friend,Jessica Sporn. Jessica kindly asked me to demo a few of her stamps from her new line and today I have another piece that I have created using two of her other stamps! 
Thanks so much Jessica for thinking of me- I love these stamps!!
 Available at RubberMoon are Peacock Motif and Ornate Leaf as well as Jessica's other line of stamps.

Most times, my posts are step by step with photos, but times like this...I just get on a roll with color and paint and texture,Oh My! and well-forgot the photos!! 
I do have a few to share-so here we go!
 To begin, I gessoed my page and when that was dry,
I spread on the outside edges a layer of
 At this point I took the Peacock Motif stamp and pressed the feather ends into the modeling paste.
~Hint #1~make sure you have a shallow dish of water to put your stamp in to remove excess paste as well as to soak in when finished. 
~Hint#2~ I use a finger nail brush at the sink to get out any remaining modeling paste from my stamps
 Next I pulled out a handful of my favorite DecoArt colors and just used the pads of my fingers to wipe on the paint.

After a few layered colors came stamping the Peacock Motif. I stamped with Delicata GoldenGlitz Ink,then,used the heat gun to dry this along.
 After taping off parts of the stamp,I continued stamping the feathers out away from the body. Also stamped in a few Ornate Leaf stamps in between the feathers.
Next came the embossing powders-I love this stuff-gives great textural elements to a page!
Around the top of the Peacock I used Stampendous Shabby White and filled in the Peacock's head with Sky Blue. I do believe I used some Lindy's Morning Glory Azure on the ornate Leaves as well.
After that-layers and layers of paint in all shades of blues,some purple-which was toned back down,as well as golds and DecoArt Turquoise Interference.

 As you can see,many colors later,all applied with  my fingers, a magical page,which turned into an adventure.

Thank you so much for stopping in and do check out Jessica's stamps~she has a wonderful assortment to choose from!

 I do love your visits as well as your comments!
Jackie ")

Linking up with Stamps and Stencils-Anything Goes


Kay Wallace said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Jackie! You and Jessica make a great team!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous project Jackie, very elegant, love the embossing and gold, too. Hugs, Valerie

Glenda Hoagland said...

Jackie, your page is stunning. I love peacocks and the stamp is perfect; however, your use of mixed media makes it sing. thanks for sharing.

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous stamp Jackie and they way you've used it.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fantastic project Jackie -- I am thrilled about it!
Great Mixed Media with those unique Jessica Sporn stamps -GORGEOUS!

Win Dinn said...

That's just delicious, Jackie - the stamps are gorgeous and the combination is outstanding....yummmmmmmmm.

Jessica Sporn said...

The colors, the texture, the composition - all are so stunning. I love those feathers fanning out from the center. Thank you!

~*~Patty S said...

Magical indeed!
and oh SO beautiful Jackie.
Your textures and colors are so rich and inviting.
The paste and using parts of the stamp are great tips too...thanks so much for sharing.
You did a very fine job of taking photos too btw...I always have best intentions and then seem to get lost in playing.

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Very cool! And great tip about the nail brush too

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful bird and so great and wonderful layers. You are master of layers, I must say :-)

Greetings, Uuna

butterfly said...

Wowzer - totally gorgeous, Jackie - the textures, the colours, and that fabulous stamp! A really beautiful page.
Alison xx

Dee Adams said...

Beautiful! x

VickiRossArt said...

Really nice and serene, +jackie P. Neal! Thanks for the rubber stamp cleaning tips, too!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Jackie, a truly magical looking page and such wonderful stamps! This is just gorgeous!!

Bev said...

What a great job you did with those stamps ,love the Peacock they are so beautiful and you showed that ,fabulous texture too I think you are the texture queen ...

Julie Ann Lee said...

Jackie, how beautiful this is! It reminds me of some entrancing illustration for a story of the Arabian Knights! I love the richness of the colour and the texture! Fabulous work! xxx

denthe said...

Gorgeous use of stamps! Love how you created the texture with the modelling paste.

aimarii said...

You have created a magical bird.This is a bird of the birds! What kind of power your bird has?
You really can use stamps.

Anonymous said...

Great texture and I love the colors!

Meggymay said...

A fabulous project page. The textures look wonderful as do the vibrant colours and images. Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this time.

Darlene Campbell said...

Ooh, I was thinking how you could get those stamps in trouble using them in modeling paste...and I was relieved that you noted to have a pan of water handy.(Just watching out for my friend.) ha ha
I could see this peacock on the side of a planter. Think with Spring here you should try some of your texture masterpieces on a flower pot. Your work would look cool on terra cotta. Hugs, Darlene

Julia S-W said...

This is so beautiful Jackie! I love how you've built up those layers to create such a stunning stage for your peacock. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Julia x