Thursday, 4 February 2016

Layering mixed media background for CVC

I am sharing a mixed media, layered background over at Country View Crafts project Blog today. It has lots of layers which I am loving at the moment, especially with my recipe workshops.


If you would like to see further details click the link above to be transported over. I will hopefully use this background soon and think I might even chop it into ATCs.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx




Updated from CVC project blog

Hi it's Brenda here with you today. 

I am sooo into journalling again at the moment I thought I would share a recipe to create a background with you that also fits with the new CVC challenge.


For the base layers I began with some of Tim's papers glued to my paper, stamped over it with red geranium archival ink and scraped a layer of gesso randomly over the page from top to bottom. I added some tissue tapes and then gave the page a light wash of colour using a babywipe and hansa yellow light with phthalo blue DecoArt media acrylic paints.


At this point I thought I would choose a travel theme to work with so for the next level of layers I stamped some clocks, postmarks and stamps using black archival. Next came another layer of gesso this time scraping across the page. Gesso seals, tones down colour and can add texture so is a very versatile medium to use. Then taking some cut 'n dry foam and a little raw umber paint on it I dabbed gently through the chevron stencil to create more interest.


 Now comes the top layers - stamp using some old collected plastic lids using gesso, just randomly and off the page and dry it. I stamped over the brown chevrons as I wanted to tone them down more (which comes in the next layer).

  

Then to finish with the top layers finger paint titan buff and titanium white into the circles to create more colour. This is where I stopped but when I come to use this page (and I might even chop it up to make ATCs) I have a base to work on where I could add stamped lines, doodling,some second generation text stamping.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope this inspires you to join the challenge over at Country View Challenges.

hug Brenda xxx





17 comments:

Nikki Acton said...

Great background or master board or journal page... Works on its own perfectly xx

Redanne said...

Loving this, off to have a look... x

sally said...

Lovely! Off to check out .....

Sally

Monika Gulyas said...

Looks fantastic, I hop to the CVC!

Terry said...

Brenda, you mixed media background looks so artsy fabulous! Can't wait to see what this beauty becomes! Hugs!

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful background design.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous - just off for a look! Jennie x

Corrie Herriman said...

Great background Brenda ! I'll go and have a look !
Corrie x

Joi at RR said...

Ohh so LUSCIOUS and YUMMY Brenda. I just want to touch it... and maybe eat a bite too!! Somehow it reminds me of little candies my Mama made for her bridge group YEARS ago. Love the colors.... and such INCREDIBLE texture... this really is a STUNNING creation. j.

rachel said...

sooo cool Brenda - love this to pieces! Hugs xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Super looking background, - off for a closer look...

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Brenda, saw this at Country View, thanks for sharing your techniques! Deb xo

Lynn Price said...

Off to see more - this is yummy! xxx Lynn

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is absolutely incredible work, Brenda! You amaze me with how much comes out of that endlessly creative mind of yours. It is always a total treat to swing through your blog. Seems to soothe my soul somehow!

butterfly said...

Just loved this over at CVC - enough gorgeous layers to make anyone happy!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

So gorgeous it's pretty much edible!!! Jenny x

Sara Barker said...

OOOOH! I do like this, and can see it hanging as a piece of artwork in a fine art gallery! Love it! Hugs!