This journal spread was inspired both by the organic style I am leaning into lately and the art of Zana Clark, who used to run the Stamp Zia site. Sadly she closed this down earlier this year, but I did capture some of my favorite images before it was gone for good. Her spray watercolors were vivid and bold, and her stamp images were unusual and *big*.
I began by wetting the page and spraying various Stamp Zia watercolors, angling the journal to achieve that seamless merging and blending that always seems so magical to me. Then I let it dry overnight.
The next day I added the moon and the red squiggly bits with Liquid Pearls before stamping with ColorBox Frost White pigment ink & embossing with Seafoam White embossing powder.
I finished by adding some additional color along the sides & edges with Neocolor IIs (manganese violet, lilac, and violet). I love the effect of the white embossed stamp against the color, although it took forever to get the embossing powder to melt with the Ranger Heat It! tool. I don’t get yet why so many people seem to rave about this. Maybe I’m not using it right–it seems to take about four or five times as long to get things done. Grrr. At any rate, it all melted in the end and I was happy with the look of the spread.