Thursday 23 July 2015

A Visual Journey #29

For all my friends

After gessoing the pages and leaving them to dry I stamped CI 063 Friends in Paris stamp and again on a piece of card using black archival ink. Over the top I rubbed in some of the Tim Holtz distress micro glaze - I wanted to keep an area around the image without colour on it. I also stamped CI 430 Baroque Splatter Script in cornflower blue archival.

I splodged distress inks on my craft mat and dipped the pages in forgetting that DIs and gesso don't complement each other and that the DI doesn't want to dry even when baked with a heat gun. So I did the same with some distress paints and had more success.

You will see where the glaze is neither the inks or the paints stayed I had to wipe them off as they just beaded up and lay on the resistant surface.

To add to the Parisian feel I added texture paste mixed with tarnished bronze distress paint through a fleur de lys stencil and let it dry.

I added a couple of small collage pieces and added white texture paste around them and over the fleur de lys.

Before I added the last layers I dripped some glimmer mist and distress sprays in the textured areas.

Gosh only another couple of weeks and I will be off on holiday and I'm so looking forward to some quality family time round the pool and eating out in the evenings, can't wait.

Have a great end to the week and thanks for stopping by today.

hugs Brenda xxx