Step 1: Begin by cutting a small piece of paper from your journal to stamp using the same paper. I used the border of my Dylusions Journaling Block to create a wave partition for a future page. Stamp your head images using Jet black Archival Ink.
Step 2: Then use your masks on another page to cut the bodies of Jay and Tom. This will save you time in creating a background for them and if you use a craft knife will give you another page to work later.
Step 3: I went lightly with a pencil inside the stencil outline. Now I have a bonus!
Step 4: Now that your main characters are ready, it’s time to create a scene. I’m thinking they spot each other at a club! To create the floor, I used the diamond stencil at an angle to mimic tiles.
Step 5: Continue making marks with stencil in your background and then bring your gel plate to play. I find this is the fastest way to create a distressed background. Repeat loading with paint until your happy with the results
Step 6: Position your characters on the scene, I decided to use stamped legs that’s why it’s important to steal a piece of paper from your journal so it’s seamless.
Step 7: Using a pencil I outlined the clothing for them. Nothing too complicated. The color of the dress inspired me to make a wrap and for him I gave a turtleneck with slacks
Also stamp some masks in paper and cover the bodies with their respective masks before you stamp the heart “inbetweenies. “
Step 8: Now it’s time for the fun part! Add some inks to paint them. I’m mixing it up. Usually, I go about inking with a paintbrush like working with watercolor.
Step 9: Give her dress some interest by using the flower with a white pen. Noticed I decided to add hands later on in my project. They’re from the same stamp as the legs!
Step 10: I stamped the word pandemic over white for contrast and to match the Back Chat words. Finish it up by outlining the words and main characters.
Step 11: Details! I added a tiny heart to her hand do you spy it?