Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Collector of curiosities

 Hello everyone, 

For this week's AALL & Create GDT post I have made a journal spread. 

Here's how:

I used this stencil with texture paste as a start to my pages. 

When the paste had dried I painted the pages with a yellow and a yellow ocher paint making sure to mix and blend so I had some darker and some light areas. I then added pigment powder to the areas that had the texture paste. I sprayed it with water and let it dry. It stands out better now. 

Next I took a brayer to tone it all down and to lighten the raised areas of the texture paste. Normally I would use white for this but this time I decided on a light yellow. I did this so it wasn't too stark. 

Next I added some background stamping using a yellow, a brown and black ink. 

I stamped my focal images ready for colouring.

I added some washi tape and didn't like it. So I rubbed some of the pale yellow paint over it. Much better but it needed something else. So I added some black splatters and..

......I cut out three crosses from this washi tape..

The focal images all coloured up.

All put together, I added the crosses and glued down the focal images. I painted around the lightbulb to create a little bit of a halo. I also added some pencil lines along the edges and lastly I added a sentiment by Tim Holtz from the Halloween word chip collection. 

I have used the following materials:

 #2 by Olga Heldwein

#366 - Roundly by Autour de Mwa
#349 - Bold Alphas Mini by Bipasha Bk
#350 - Splattered Numbers by Tracy Evans
#387 - Steampunk Alchemist by Olga Heldwein

Washi tape:
#4 - Encrypt by Autour de Mwa
#13 - Fasteners by Bipasha Bk

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  1. superbe ! un bel éclat ce fond ! biz

  2. As always, I love your use of texture in the background, and the look on the face of the 'Collector' just cracks me up. Fabulous!