Thursday 8 October 2015

A Visual Journey #35

A season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Continuing some experimentation with brusho crystal colours I have another autumnal double page in my Visual Journal using Tim stamps.

Both the background and the stamped papers were made using the powder spritzed with water technique and the wrinkle free technique together layering and blending colours and heat drying in between each layer.

I love the intensity of the colours and although they fade a bit when heat drying they really do hold the vibrancy and depth of the pigment producing some stunning results.

What I have found though that too much water with the spritzing creates very diluted colour that I am not so keen on.

I was going to paint some of the areas of the stamping in with a waterbrush bit I think it might well have spoiled it so I resisted (I must be learning when to say enough is enough before overdoing it).

I put the pages together collage style ......

... adding printed autumnal sayings ....


... and creating a riot of colour that I love.

The leaves on the trees in the garden have just suddenly deepened and remind me of the tones on these pages.

Thanks for stopping and taking a peek at my ongoing visual journey.

hugs Brenda xxx