Thursday 5 February 2015

A Visual Journey #6

Today sees us start a new link up for February and I have got my Visual Journey #6 pages to show you.

 The pages were started last weekend when I visited my sister, I got part of the background done using her gesso, acrylic paints and stencils. When I got back to finishing it I didn't like the brightness of the pages so I dulled them down by spraying white linen dylusions ink over them. (see process steps below)

It's the first time I have inked up these Dina Wakeley butterflies ....

... they are a beautiful shape.

So here's a quick rundown of the steps if you are interested. I like to record them for my own benefit 
Scrape gesso over the pages to seal most of the surfaces.
Scrape acrylic paints on the pages.
Whilst damp use a stencil and rub away some of the acrylic paints. Dry.
Using a sponge dab a different colour acrylic paint through stencil. Dry
Knock it back with Dylusions white linen spray.
When dry seal with a spray varnish. (mine was a shiny one). This allows you to work over the top of it without rubbing any more colour away.
Stamp Dina Wakeley butterflies with black archival, paint with acrylics.
The quote is downloaded from the internet.

I am adding a new Linky for February. Thank you to everyone who shared their pages in January, it was such a pleasure to pop round to your blogs and see what you have been doing, I hope you are enjoying it too. I am now looking forward to February and seeing how your pages are developing and finding out more about how you are putting them together and what is inspiring you. Butterflies are always an inspiration for me as my Mum always used to tell me that she would return as a butterfly in her next life on earth. So I see her so often around me.

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda

here is the Linky code for you to use.

get the InLinkz code