Sunday, 20 February 2011

Artist in a bottle by Sioux Jenneys

Hello everyone! It's my pleasure to share an ATC with you today using one of The Artistic Stampers fab new bottle stamps :)

1. Cut a piece of white card smaller than ATC size and then it can be mounted later onto a black ATC size background.

2. Stamp the man from the Purely Random plate in Archival coffee and colour in using your favourite method.

...I used some watercolour pencils for a change but you could use good old Distress Inks too!

3. Mask the man and stamp the hounds tooth background in Distress Ink weathered wood.

4. Stamp the bottle in Distress Ink pine needles and then mask.

....I managed to do line it up by eye but by all means use a stamp positioner for this step.

6. Stamp the word Artist from the Mini Classics plate firstly in Archival crimson and over stamp with Archival black for a shadowed offset look.

7. Remove the masks and using a brush and a little water bring colour from the hounds tooth pattern within the bottle around the outline of the man (this will lighten the background in that area and help to make it appear as if you really are looking through the glass bottle) and drag the green of the shading on the bottle in a similar way.

8. Tatter the edges and age with a combination of Distress Inks in walnut stain and aged mahogany.....then fix to the black background mat.

It wasn't till I really looked at the finished piece that I thought ooh er! A man trapped in a bottle? A skeleton embracing a bottle? Bit on the dark side but I liked making that one :)
See you again soon!
xoxo Artyjen


Joanne said...

well I think It's great and want to have a go asap.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea! Great masking Sioux! xxx

Laura said...

It does look a bit sinister but I am sure it has deep meanings and the fact that you enjoyed it is very positive! The masking is very well done. I have problems stamping over one with another but you have lined up the bottle perfectly.

I am at this strange stage of being both very excited but also anxious that it will soon all be over.

She said...

Oh I love this Sioux. S xxx

Sid said...

Lovely piece of art, great colours and quite striking !!

Julia Dunnit said...

Argh..saw these stamps on Jennies workdesk but kidded myself they were a way off going into the shop! Love what you've done.

Minxy said...

Only you could think of this, fun and quirky, love it x

Caroline Hallett said...

great idea, I have some of the other steampunk stamps arrived this weekend and have been playing too. I think the bottle might be my next purchase as i love this ! thanks for sharing the technique - all too often I see something I like and then have to figure out how they did it!