Melissa Phillips is taking you to era of Impressionism next. This style of painting has always designated with people because of the feelings and emotions it can capture in a way that many other styles cannot compare. One of the most famous Impressionists is of course Claude Monet. Check out this short biography about him along with further details as to how Impressionism got its name.
As a special treat I thought I would share this rare video footage of Claude Monet himself painting near his famous water lily garden. What an honor to get to see a true master at work!
Melissa says, "My project uses white embossing powder combined with ink to create layers that mimic a soft and romantic look, similar to that found in Impressionistic Art. With the combination of water, this technique takes on a very ethereal feel and is one that has become a favorite of mine."
- STAMPS: Floral Sketches, Friendship Jar Flowers, Mini Blooms, Just the Jar: Pint Mini, and Background Basics: Text Style
- DIES: Tremendous Tags die, Floral Sketches dies, Be Happy dies
- INK: Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Autumn Rose, Bright Buttercup, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet, Lavender Moon, Green Parakeet, VersaMark
- PAPER: Sweet Blush, Fresh Snow Linen, watercolor paper
- OTHER: Sweet Blush Button, Corner Rounder, White Embossing Powder, Thread, Water brush
MEASUREMENTS & CUTTING LIST:
- Card base (cut from Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock) 11” x 4”
- Card front (cut from Fresh Snow Linen or Watercolor Cardstock) 5 1/2” x 4”
MELISSA'S MASTER TIPS:
- The “white space” or areas created with the use of the embossing powder, really help in achieving the softened effect. By doubling up on the application of the embossing powder, you create even more “white space” allowing you to bring light and softness to your project.
- Manet and other Impressionistic artists, created very soft, blurred images, with subtle detail. This can be achieved by stamping your final, detailed stamp layer over the embossing image, being careful to offset this layer a bit. You’re using the very same stamp, but with your chosen ink color. By offsetting the final layer slightly, portions of it will show, not the entire image, allowing for subtle details to show amidst the white embossing.
- The application of water really aids in achieving the Impressionistic feel. When you use water, you’ll notice that this softens colors through blending, taking away sharp edges and lines, and creating a beautiful flow between colors.
--Now it's your turn! Use your paper crafting supplies to create an impressionistic look. You can choose to re-create the exact project from Melissa above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.
--Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
--Add your project to the InLinkz list below.
--You will have until 7am ET, Tuesday, July 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. One project per person please.
--As a reminder, you will have until 7am ET, Tuesday, July 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
--TWO randomly selected winners will be chosen from ALL the entries within this list on Tuesday, July 26th. The winners will be posted on our Tuesday night Stamp-a-faire winners page after 9pm ET. The randomly selected winners will each get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!
Thanks for joining us! We look forward to seeing your projects!