Thursday 13 August 2015

A Visual Journey #32

Inspired by Wendy Vecchi

Following the fabulous day we had with Wendy Vecchi on the 2nd August in London I was so inspired by her style I just had to interpret it into some journal pages. I don't have too much of Wendy's products so I have incorporated stamps and stencils from Tim and other places to get the effects I wanted

Having painted gesso over the pages and let it dry I dipped them in spun sugar, dried marigold, tattered rose and aged mahogany distress paints.

Then dipped them in a small amount of hickory smoke and gathered twigs distress inks.....

.... and then stamped one of Tim's stamps from the distress damask set in black archival, covered with black embossing powder and heat set. Used a stencil and vintage photo DI and Tim's chevron stencil using victorian velvet and hickory smoke to create the top border (WV style).'

I stamped using Wendy's 'fashion style and art' set and coloured in with rusty hinge and ripe persimmon distress markers and painted it with a small brush and water. 

For the other page I stamped her dress form from a 'form of art' set onto an off cut left from another project and then blended abandoned coral and victorian velvet over edging with walnut stain. 

Stamping the base from one of Tim's stamps and drawing a line up I was able to provide a stand for it. The sentiment is one of Wendy's.

Finally I added some text stamping in the background, stamped and cut spools (Tims), used a white posca pen to add some details on the stamped elements and a black posca to do faux stitching round the edges.

I really enjoyed making these pages, I'm not sure Wendy would consider them her style but it was she who inspired me to make them.

Thanks for stopping by today to share in my Visual Journey for 2015. My old altered book is really filling up and it's already amazing looking back over what I have created. If you have been following or joining in then I will add a linky again next month, it's just that it has been so busy over the summer I haven't had much time to visit or comment, but I am ,looking forward to getting back into that routine.

Enjoy the last few days of this week and look for inspiration all around you.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi