Thursday 9 April 2015

Visual Journey #15

Welcome to the 15th edition of my Visual Journey and another collage spread using some of my favourite products and techniques. As always I wasn't too sure of where I was going but I thoroughly enjoyed the process.

The pages were painted with gesso and left to dry. Strips of papers were adhered across both pages. A marker was placed for the photo so as not to get texture underneath it.

Next gesso was applied through Tim's lattice stencil - NOTE TO SELF gesso can be too thin so although the first pass was ok, subsequent passes meant the gesso seeped underneath the stencil.. Let it dry and smear some matte medium in various places,

Using gathered twigs paint dabber with antique linen spray stain and a couple of pinkish glimmer mists, spray and let drip. Leave to dry then add some drops of Victorian velvet mister (home made). Place waxed paper between the pages and leave it to flatten and dry out under a box.

Gather some elements together for your collage, I used one of Tim's photo booth images, love these.

Ephemera, tissue tape and chit-chat stickers .........

... and a few more drips at the top of the page then out came the matte medium and a brush to go round all the areas that I wanted to create shadow. When dried I was able to use my distress markers  to outline shapes and create more depth.

Thanks to everyone who is joining me in this journey and to those of you who pop in regularly to see what I am creating and making.

I hope you will join me in this visual journey with any journal pages you make. Anything goes with whatever journal/sketchbook/ type activity is right for you. My Pinterest page explains it like this -
'Keeping a visual journal is a journey of experimentation; giving time to be free in expressing yourself and not constrained by others expectations. Practicing design, layouts, composition, colour mixing, techniques, materials, mixed media. Creating your own exercises, titles, mood boards, taking yourself out of the box, finding yourself. Bring new ideas to life, to spark you off in new directions, to allow your own imagination and creativity to develop in complete freedom'.

Thanks for joining me today

hugs Brenda xxx

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