Thursday 2 July 2015

A Visual Journey #26

Yikes you know what week we are on????? Yep you got it, half way through the year (in fact that was last week as I am one behind at the moment).
We are all going away as a family in August and our minds are turning to the sun, sea and sangria of Lanzarote. I combined those thoughts with a workshop I did recently on brayering techniques and decided on a sea theme with a brayered background and I really quite like the end result.

I began with three dark, opaque colours of fresco finish paint using Leandra's monotone look.

I then added more opaque and translucent colours until I achieved this (and guess how many colours I used in the end - 12!!!!).

To get my class started on our workshop we talked briefly about adding household items to the brayer including elastic bands and this technique reminded me of a watery effect - so using chipped sapphire distress ink we got this - .......

.... and then repeating with snowflake ff paint we got this -

I also added some 'bubbles' using Tim's stencil and mermaid lagoon distress ink.

Next I stamped the nautical blueprint stamps using scraps of leftover inky pieces of card and cut out the shapes and names.

Finding a left over sample of the monotone brayered paint technique from the workshop I dipped it in walnut stain distress ink and began putting the pages together. Finding a shell stamp from an old Craft Stamper magazine, I added that and a tresaure collage stamp using white pigment ink.

When I was happy with it I actually added some journalling about our impending holiday in Lanzarote and the memories it invokes.

Are you in Summer mode at the moment or are you in winter mode (according to what part of the world you live of course)?

Well I definitely want to start packing now, but will have to wait another month I am afraid.

Enjoy your holidays and breaks wherever you are.

hugs Brenda xxx

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Thanks for taking the time to share your work with me and each other.