Hello! Welcome to the second page of the Mini Art journal series, here is the Crazy Cat 🙂
I love these stamps by Stampers Anonymous designed by Tim Holtz. So, I created 3 pages with Halloween theme featuring each one of them in a different page. This one has the crazy cat. If you want to see how I created the page, you can watch the video below and you can find the full list of supplies at the end of the post:
I am using a mini chipboard journal page. I like this because I can add as many embellishments as I want and it won’t be a problem if it’s bulky. I prepped my page with black gesso this time. I wanted to use vibrant colours and I thought they will pop more if the background is black. First I used the Tim Holtz mini stencil set to create some interest. I chose one of the three images in the set. There are bats, spider web and some Halloween sentiments. I did some inking with Spider web one, using Versamagic white pigment ink. I tried so many white inks and it’s hard to have a good one. This one, I really like how white it is. As focal points, I decided to have the cat on a broom, and a boiler that’s making some candies.
I paper pieced the boiler and candies. I cut them from leftover scrapbook papers that I had in my stash. I made some splashes with orange, green and purple on the boiler as if it’s coming from the boiler. And also added some sequins to add some shimmer and interest. I stamped 31 on the boiler, because it seemed a bit empty.
I used the matching die to cut the cat. It makes it so much easier. The images are very intricate, so I would definitely advise to get the dies too. I colored my cat with coloring pencils. Then I embellished him with a hat that I downloaded from http://www.graphicstock.com. This is a website that you can download unlimited number of images once you register. It’s royalty free. Also, there’s 7 day trial period for free. Check it out! The advantage is you can print the images with whichever size you want. So, I made this hat a suitable size to fit my cat. I also got the broom from there and adjusted the size.
For the sentiment, I used Xcut die set: Speech bubbles. Stamped the sentiment with Dovecraft mini alphabet letters. Then, I inked the edges with Distress ink to give some color. I really love how the sentiment goes with this cute cat’s look at the candies 🙂
That’s all for this simple, but cute page. Don’t forget to look out for the next one: Crazy bird in two days!
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