Wednesday 7 September 2016

Travel #2 - pages in my travel journal

I have a background for you today which started life with the intention of me making a card but it ended up being a page in my travel album which I want to get completed from our amazing family holiday to California last month.

Process Steps
1. Paint a thin coat of white gesso over your card, then drip paints (I used raw umber, burnt umber, burnt sienna and titan buff) ....

.... and drag across with plastic.

2. Repeat with the same colours going in the opposite direction.

3. Repeat with white gesso to tone it down.

 4. Next brayer over three colours (I chose phthalo turquoise, paynes grey and titanium white).

5. The dip and dry in separate watery washes of burnt umber and titanium white paint.

6. Cut the card to the size you require and use ground espresso distress ink with a blending tool through Andy Skinner's code breaker stencil and cut the clipboard pieces with the Tim Holtz movers and shapers clipboard die.

7. Add photo and embellishments of your choice, you could make that card if you wanted to.

This photo was taken down Main Street in Garden Grove, I've altered it using Photoshop Elements

It now sits in the background using the flaps from the clipboard die to keep it in place.

I also created a montage of group photos with our friends Joni and Leo ......

...... and finishing the pages with tissue tape and distress inks before sticking the two pieces in.

Here's how they look together.

This is my second inspirational piece for the current challenge at Country View Crafts where the new challenge called 'Travel' has been chosen by the fabulous Jennie. I am so happy to get some more pages filled in my travel journal which can be found Here. I hope you will be able to join us on our travels this month.

hugs Brenda xxx