Kickstart Your Art – Day 1: Lots of Layers

Smeared and Smudged are making us blow off the cobwebs and get thinking creatively with a week-long journal contest with daily prompts. Today’s theme is ‘Lots of Layers’.

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I started by creating a stripy wash of blue and green acrylic paint on my page. Once dry I used a Bamboo Leaf mask with Black Soot Distress Ink at the top and bottom of the page.


Next I used Festive Berries Distress Ink with a Woodgrain mask down the right side. I spread some clear Embossing Paste through a Circle mask in the centre and let that dry. I stamped and embossed some squares along the bottom and added the calendar page stamps (Dimension 4th) to them. I didn’t really like the effect so covered with some torn book pages and washi tape. I added colour to the book pages with Distress Inks. I stamped the skulls (Smeared Ink) and coloured with a Signo pen.


I stamped some birds (Lavinia Stamps) and the Karma phrase (Visible Image), then stamped the Retro Dots (Visible Image) randomly round the edge of the page.



Finally I used a black marker to write my words and added white highlights with a Signo pen.



I am entering the following challenges:

Kick-Start Your Art – Day 1

Sweet Stamps – Stencils and Paste

Penny Black – Stencils, Masks and Embossing Folders

Suzy Bee’s – ATG / Add Some Layers

Smudgy Antics – ATG


13 Replies to “Kickstart Your Art – Day 1: Lots of Layers”

  1. Hey lovely lady, wow this page is fantastic hun, love all the layers and the colours you have used here.

    Hugs Erin xx

  2. yes, you really nailed the lots of layers challenge 🙂 great job! so much to look at…thanks for joining the SAC / dt lisa

  3. A wonderful page- love the texture and all of the layers you added. Great variety of images and color too. Thanks so much for joining us at the challenge!

  4. So much going on. I really love how you filled the space. Great combination of elements. Hope to see you next month.

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