paid post in conjunction with Technique Junkies and Rita Barakat
Welcome Crafters and Blog Hoppers! Today I am deep within Technique Junkies Blog Hop Celebrating Rita Barakat’s New Designs! If you arrived here from Jeanne Streiff ‘s blog, you are in the right place. If not, click here –>> Technique Junkies Blog to find the start of the hop.
I am thrilled to be a member of Rita Barakat’s 2018 Design Team! We were challenged to create art using Rita’s new rubber stamp line at Technique Junkies Stamps. BIG Congrats Rita!!!
Wait till you see these stamps. I was blown away with the designs. Several are faces, which you know I LOVE to include in my art. There are 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies line! You can see all of the new stamps HERE.
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My Art for Technique Junkies Blog Hop Celebrating Rita Barakat’s New Designs!
Here are a few designs I created for the Technique Junkies Blog Hop Celebrating Rita Barakat’s New Stamp Designs! You can see the quality of the stamps in the photo. Aren’t they adorbs? There are several more designs available (see links to ALL at bottom of post). SAVE 10% off your order with my affiliate code at checkout – TJ10Rebecca.
This first artwork I designed with Rita’s stamps turned into a series of Works on Paper entitled Friendships – Collage on Watercolor Paper, 9″ x 12″. These feature Rita’s beautiful Reflections face stamp. I simply could not stop playing with this stamp. I created a pastel, loose style acrylic background on card stock for each, then sewed watercolor paper onto it with teal thread. I stamped the faces on a small index card and carefully painted the background, leaving the face unpainted for maximum effect. I added stitching to the top and bottom to embellish and accentuate the face. I added collage items from my stash to complete the look and create movement.
My next artwork is a Collage/Assemblage featuring Rita’s Relaxed Fairy stamp and the Beautiful Minds sentiment stamp. It is my ‘artful’ interpretation of Steampunk entitled Mermaid Joy Ride – Collage/Assemblage on paper, 8″ x 10″. I am not very steampunky…so I painted the gears and stamped the fairy in platinum ink on a dark, watery acrylic background. She used the gears to make a play cart to ride when she isn’t flying.
My final artwork features the beyond cute Sassy Sue stamp from Rita’s Technique Junkie line. (Can I have a favorite?!?) It is a 2-layer, interactive tag called Wisdom Joy – Acrylic on Cardstock, 6″ x 3.5″. This face is just precious. I think she looks like me with that big hair and glasses. TEE HEE!
You lift the Wisdom card to reveal the Joyful Wisdom below…
It was so much fun creating in anticipation of the blog hop. Plus, there is even more fun today. Join Rita for a FB Live today at 12 Noon CST/1PM ET on RitaBarakat1 to show all the stamps!
Technique Junkies Blog Hop
Celebrating Rita Barakat’s New Designs!
I am so tickled to be playing with these amazing artist bloggers today:
Lee Ann Barrett
Links to Rita’s new stamps:
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