Thursday 23 April 2015

Visual Journey #17

Here is my next instalment of journal pages and I am so pleased I began recording my visual journey of experiments and learning for this year.

The pages were prepared with a light coat of gesso and left to dry.
I chose four DecoArt acrylic colours - medium grey value 6, cobalt turquoise hue, viridian and phthalo green-blue. My choices were guided by some new washi tape I bought at Ally Pally (it's strange where inspiration comes from sometimes). Using a baby wipe and a little water I covered the pages in layers of each colour rubbing them on and off again in places.
When dry I used an old credit card to scrape some titanium white over the pages. I dried them well with my heat gun.

I wanted to do some painting to be included in the background so I used some Tim stamps - classics #2 -with black archival ink .....

.... and then using a selection of small brushes I painted them in using acrylic paints.

The colours I chose were - DecoArt phthalo green-yellow, transparent red iron oxide, transparent yellow iron oxide, sap green and translucent white.

Next came the new and some old washi/tissue tapes ...

... and a small text stamp using black soot distress ink.

Finally I die-cut the Eiffel tower and fleur de lys from Tim's bigz die using core'dinations paper and sanded them down and added explore moments from Tim's journey thinlits dies.

I also edged the words and die-cuts with a black soot distress marker.

I love the collage style, the new mix of colours and the overall effects - hope you do too.

Please come and join me with your journal pages and your visual journey, I'm loving seeing what you are doing.

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Enjoy the rest of the week.

hugs Brenda xxxx