Monday, October 8

City of Rust



Hello Monday, my friends! We have a new challenge for you at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - CITYSCAPE. I decided to create my own rusty city.

I went with a rusty theme for my city, because in due time, much of the city will rust. Sometimes, they even design buildings to have a rusty appearance! 


I created a background paper for my buildings using watercolor paper and fall colors.


Next, I used Simon's Grid stencil and added grids in red. Cities are often built on grid systems, and buildings have grid layouts sometimes. 


I used a skewer and scribbled in some grafitti (intaglio) because after all, I bet we could find graffiti in any city we visited. 


I wanted to make it all darker, so rubbed on some distress ink (ground espresso) and spritzed it with water. 


Once the paper was completely dry, I started stamping with some of Seth's new designs, then cut them apart and laid them out into buildings. 


I used a couple of "junk" pages in my art journal. These are pages that at one time I cleaned off my brayer by rolling paint onto these pages. It is a great way to clean up excess paint, and have for future use. 
I laid out my buildings, then added some Rusty Car infusions which I let drip down. 



I added in some detail with a white pen - lighted windows and scribbly outlines. 




Rust Never Sleeps...as Neil Young would sing. Cities never sleep, and would eventually rust away over time. (Not to worry, lots of time!!)


I had fun creating my cityscape by using stamps in a unique way. I hope I've inspired you to create your own cityscape, maybe using stamps, dies, stencils, paper...check your stash! One lucky participant will win a $50 voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!


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9 comments:

  1. Fabulous journalling Maura!! I love how you made the houses, fabulous colours and textures!! A rusty city!! absolutely brilliant!! :-)

    hope you have a great week!
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Oh my! This is a heavy industrial city on your pages. What a great rusty and rough look! Love the background looking like an almost night sky with rainy clouds mixed together with polution from the plants. Amazing scene! Hugs, Marzena

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  3. This is just so awesome and genius, Maura! Love how you've put your rusty cityscape together. So imaginative and clever!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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  4. Very cool! I love the texture in the city scape pieces. I miss doing this stuff. I need to get back in the swing of things.

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  5. You really are an eclectic artist! what I like the most is waiting to find out what you have created for our challenges every week! wonderful work with my favorite colors! Barbara

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  6. love the gorgeous background and how you added so much detail to your rusty cityscape, hugs kath xxx

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  8. These are such fabulous journal pages, Maura. Love the beautiful cityscape you created, and the background is awesome. :)

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  9. Wow, those buildings are so cool Maura!! I love all the different patters and the doodled details that you added. Beautiful!! Hugs!

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