It's Mansi, again, today with a blog post that's all about solidarity and support.
I was so inspired by all the artists and the message they were supporting: to have more inclusivity and diversity in the crafting industry. And I was especially touched by the works of Sandy Allnock and Pocono Pam. For today's blog post, I decided to do my part by modifying You Color My World stamp from MFT Stamps.
I started by stamping the first image using InkOn3 Fadeout Ink since I knew I was going to do no line coloring. For the second girl, I decided to test out Jennifer McGuire's trick for mirror image stamping using a sheet of acetate! And voila! I suddenly had two girls facing each other.
Next, I used the following Distress Inks to paint one of the girls:
Dried Marigold for the shirt
Wilted Violet for the pants and
Mustard Seed for the apron
I used Sakura glaze pens for the paints in the palette and Sakura Glitter Pens for some extra oomph in the pencil she's carrying in her pocket and her socks.
For the unmodified version of the stamp, I used:
Victorian Velvet for the lighter skin tone
Abandoned Coral for the shirt
Citron Green for the pants
Salty Ocean for the apron and shoes and
I used the same glaze and glitter pens for the pants in her palette, some fun streaks in her hair and her socks.
I wanted the background to be a colorful splatter, so I just went ahead and created one by tapping my ink-dipper waterbrush over the paper.
When I put all the different elements together, I found myself getting teary-eyed. These crafty sisters looked so happy using their paintbrushes as their superpower to spread joy! It made me think: we ALL have the power to make this world whatever we want it to be...so why not make it a wonderful one? One that is inclusive, that celebrates diversity and that makes every person feel supported and empowered to do their best!
You'll be seeing more diversity in the people stamps I paint from now on and I hope this post has inspired you to try some for yourself.
Take care and see you next time!