Thursday, 8 October 2015

A Visual Journey #35

A season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Continuing some experimentation with brusho crystal colours I have another autumnal double page in my Visual Journal using Tim stamps.



Both the background and the stamped papers were made using the powder spritzed with water technique and the wrinkle free technique together layering and blending colours and heat drying in between each layer.



I love the intensity of the colours and although they fade a bit when heat drying they really do hold the vibrancy and depth of the pigment producing some stunning results.


What I have found though that too much water with the spritzing creates very diluted colour that I am not so keen on.


I was going to paint some of the areas of the stamping in with a waterbrush bit I think it might well have spoiled it so I resisted (I must be learning when to say enough is enough before overdoing it).


I put the pages together collage style ......



... adding printed autumnal sayings ....

 


... and creating a riot of colour that I love.


The leaves on the trees in the garden have just suddenly deepened and remind me of the tones on these pages.

Thanks for stopping and taking a peek at my ongoing visual journey.

hugs Brenda xxx



21 comments:

Suzi B said...

Wow Brenda, love these pages, fabulous, fabulous colours.
Suzi B xx

Jane said...

Such lovely vibrant pages Brenda and yes the trees really look stunning at the moment don't they. Autumn colours are wonderful.Hugs xx

Gina said...

Glorious autumnal feel to these pages :D...and I just found out that the "Brusho" paint shop is only about a mile from my house!(guess what's top of my wishlist right now?) :D XXX

sally said...

These are such lovely reminders of the colourful glory that is Autumn!

Sally

rachel said...

these are lovely brenda. love brushos ... must get them out again for a little play! hugs rachel x

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful pages, Brenda! I love the vibrant colors.

Rosa Lily said...

These are beautiful pages, lovely warm tones :)

Meggymay said...

Loving your bright Brusho backgrounds. Your pages look fabulous.
Yvonne xx

Lynn Price said...

What a gorgeous rainbow of colors, Brenda! I certainly do not yet have the knack you do with these powders - will have to try your approach. Love your stamps, and thoughts on autumn.... always makes me want to see a larder with lots of yummy canned things - never happens anymore, but still love the thought! And your piece reminds me of that wonderful "I am home" feeling. Thanks for such beautiful inspiration! xxx Lynn

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful, comforting pages, Brenda! Love these bold colors! Hugs!

Tia Otto said...

These pages are gorgeous! Love that you left some of the white page in the background - The white really makes the colors pop!

butterfly said...

Scrumptious bright bold take on autumn... love those inky splats, drips and blotches.
Alison xx

Samantha Read said...

Ooo wow those colours are stunning!
Wishing you a lovely weekend xx

A Pink said...

Your pages are fabulous! Brenda The colours are lush and naturally your collaging is tip top. Being new to journalling and having gpot some unopened brusho's this is a great inspiration - thank you x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful colours and images Brenda, a real feeling of the last colourful days of fall. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

hazel said...

Beautiful autumnal pages, the colours are glorious.
xxx Hazel.

Karin said...

Beautiful pages, love the colors!
Groetjes Karin

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Brenda! I took this set away with me at the weekend but I still have to finish my page! I adore your vibrant colours and you have inspired me to get my brushos out for a play! So pleased to see your journal pages again! Hugs, Chrisx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Stunning pages! I'm in love with them! Colors, textures, stamps ... I love everithing about this! Wonderful job! BArbarayaya

Marjie Kemper said...

Scrumptious colors and some of my favorite images. Love all the pops of deep red too!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! Great combination of colors and images! I love this.