Thursday 9 July 2015

A Visual Journey #27

DT sister Trace was so kind when she die-cut and stamped the fresh brewed coffee stamps and dies from Tim Holtz and she sent me several sets of each so I am happily using them in my projects. There just had to be a page in my journal as I LOVE Starbucks frappuccinos, in fact it has to be a caramel one, they are my secret treat. There are even some days I will go without lunch just so I can have one and not have to worry too much about the calories (and I have lost a stone since the new year!!!!).

After gessoing the pages and leaving them to dry I daubed distress paints ( antique linen and frayed burlap) onto the pages, spritzed them with water and dabbed them over with an artists sponge and heat dried.

using the two same colours of paint and some foam I blended the paints through a mask.

I decided that with the die-cuts I was using I needed to 'ground' them so I darkened a strip at the bottom with walnut stain distress ink and stamped with pine needles DI. I used the same pine needles to blend through Tim's typo stencil, this has to be my favourite at the moment.

I cut out the stamped images I wanted to use and thought I would paint them with a mix of distress paints and distress inks so I thought I would show you my palette - I always use a piece of craft mat.

I typed and printed some extra coffee words and a quote, inked the edges of everything with walnut stain and adhered it all to the pages.

When I look back over this journal in the future, these pages will always raise a smile from me I'm sure, simply because of my love of frappuccinos. 

Although I called this painting it is really adult colouring in but I believe totally in this quote.

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh

Thanks for sharing another week of my visual journey.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx

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