Pink stars

Hi crafters. I wasn’t happy with my messy stars and decided to try again.  I used paper from gel press experiments.  I picked this paper for the colours and it’s stiffer and shouldn’t distort. I rubbed purple, blue and green stains on the pale bits. There is a print of Dylusions squares small stencil in it.

Then I started thinking about stars. I didn’t want to use the same stencil as the last card. Stars are usually random points of light or in strands or masses in galaxies. I made a fuchsia glitter paste with fine and chunky glitter, small amount of fluoro purple paint and a small dollop of heavy gel gloss medium. You don’t need much paint or medium (I have about 70% leftover and I probably made 2-3 teaspoons ). I decided to use the Birch and Terrazzo stencils from Kaisercraft to make my dots and galaxy strands. This galaxy is in the teal/fuchsia part of the universe!!

I decided that I would put star shapes on top. I used the fun foam star shapes I found secondhand again. I painted them with gesso, then dabbed on fluoro purple, metallic purple and gold acrylic paints. I used pink foam stars in case the underlying colour showed and it does. The paint tends to sink into the foam initially.

I then added the same teal as the background with Prima bubbles and Stampendous textures stamps. I rolled a tiny bit of paint out on the gel press then used that like a stamp pad. This worked well for stamping with paint, and you can press paper on the press after to get a textured print – Win Win! I also stamped gold paint with Prima seamstress on the stars. The teal stamping didn’t really look teal – looks more purple. I decided to coat the stars with medium to make them more shiny and have a tougher finish. As I was looking for a medium, I saw the Jo Sonja’s opal dust medium. This has iridescent glitter in it and shines more as a blue which is the colour I was trying to bring back in with the teal stamping. The extra sparkle is good with the sentiment too.

The sentiment is from Rubber Moon.

Sparkle on crafters! The world definitely needs it.

I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Starry night

And the Stamplorations Mixed Media challenge:

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