Thursday, 19 February 2015

A Visual Journey #8

I had a great time at the Stitches Trade Show Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and spent some time at the DecoArt stand chatting to Andy Skinner and Mark Gould when they were free. I also did a couple of make and takes with Mark and also Andy's workshop. Andy was very generous and gave us two sets of his new stamps, one of his new masks and some acrylic paints from the new media line.


After being pretty in pink and very feminine last week, this is much more grungy, industrial and masculine this week.


I started with DecoArt media fluid acrylics and very lightly brayered yellow iron oxide, phthalo grebe-blue and phthalo blue in layers drying between each one.
 Next I brayered watered picket fence distress paint over the top and dried.


To finish I added a watery wash of quinacridone gold.


For the next stages I stenciled using the fluid acrylics and a new stencil from Andy called Industrial Elements and then took a cog mask and used peacock feathers and evergreen bough distress ink to create more depth in the background.


Over this I stamped  with two stamps from Andy's new Steampunk set........


..... finishing with the clock and the butterfly key from the set stamped onto left over distressed card from another project.


Lastly I die-cut some cogs from paper scraps ..........



..... which finished the composition for me.


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hugs Brenda xxx





16 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful pages Brenda! Love all the gears and stenciled background! Thanks for another week full of amazing inspiration!

Jane said...

On what fun that must have been Brenda and how generous Andy is. Your pages are great, very steam punk and that watery wash background is gorgeous. I made another couple of pages in my art journal, very different...I will link them up. Hugs xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous pages Brenda! Love that wash background! Love Andy's stamps - he is a lovely man isn't he? Glad you had a great time at Stitches! Chrisx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Brenda! I just love those fabulous stamps, especially the butterfly/key one! Wonderful colours, pinned it! hugs :)

trisha too said...

Grungy and industrial AND beautiful!

:)

crafty creations said...

Brilliant pages love the background and the use of Andy's stamps - perfection !!

Crafty Humphreys said...

Fab pages Brenda. I did Andy"s workshop too, on the Tuesday....were you there too?? Suz (Surrey Crafts) Xxx

Crafty Humphreys said...

Fab pages Brenda. I did Andy"s workshop too, on the Tuesday....were you there too?? Suz (Surrey Crafts) Xxx

Redanne said...

The paints and Andy's stamps are wonderful aren't they Brenda? You have used them so beautifully on your gorgeous page! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

Fabulous work with the new stamps and those wonderful paints - love the background especially. Great pages! I so nearly got to Stitches this time (was actually up the road in Stratford upon Avon on the Tuesday for work) but couldn't quite get it together... Next time!
Alison xx

Sue said...

Hello Brenda,
Here I am again after commenting on your VJ post, and you have described your journal exactly how I interpret your work, that was a little freaky.....This journal page has a wonderful palette; your choice of the warmer blues and quinacridone gold, offsets the cold of your Black so well that it does not jar the eye. A great looking page.
Smiles:)
Sue

Buttons said...

Such a beautifully constructed spread Brenda. Jenny x

Inkypinkycraft said...

Your pages look great , love the colours . I have those stamps, yet to play though .x

Vintagehandmade said...

Fantastic pages! The butterfly is just fabulous! Love the green and black combination! So many layers! Beautiful as always!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous! Love the stenciled gears overtop of your beautiful background and the new stamps are wonderful, I'll have to poke about and see if I can get any of Andy Skinner's stamps here in Canada.

Lynn Price said...

Beautiful, Brenda! Love the colors, and how you created that beautiful background with all those wonderful layers of color and texture! xx Lynn