Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Crafting from the sofa #6 - Vintage ladies collage

I managed to get quite a few panels made in the weeks where I had to have the cast on my leg and I couldn't sit at my desk, this was one of the earlier ones.


I wanted to try something different with the oxides and decided to use the distress glaze. I applied some through a stencil just rubbing with my finger, you can see the stencil had some ink left on it which mixed with the product ......


.... it was also rather thick so I wafted the heat gun over it lightly to melt it and then rubbed it away.


I blended over iced spruce doxide, which revealed some of he rubbing away where the wax caught the paper. I knew at this point what I'd done - silly me but I wasn't going to waste the paper or my time.


I dipped the paper in watery iced spruce and faded jeans and you can see the resist just didn't work. There are a couple of places you can see it faintly but not enough to call a resist technique ......


To finish the inking I dipped it in spiced marmalade and vintage photo.


When I came back to this a few days later I decided where it was going to go in the pink journal and gathered the bits together to create a collage. As it was balancing up the two men on the previous panel ......


....... I chose the two lovely ladies from the paper dolls pack and some other collage elements that also would fit in and help balance the two.


Once put together it looks like this?


I was so happy to find this coloured butterfly in the botanical layers pack, it matched the palette perfectly.


I've really been enjoying making these, they're a bit like ATCs, quite easy to get finished and addictive too. I'm hoping I will be continuing the series to fill the journal when I'm back on my feet.

I really appreciate you stopping by.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx


19 comments:

Helen said...

Fabulous page Brenda! Hope the recovery is going well.

Gina said...

Utterly beautiful as always :D Hope you are up and about soon XXX

Astrid Maclean said...

Making mistakes is how we learn... :o) You resued it all brilliantly and the finished result is just wonderful! Love how the two facing pages go together in the journal, that butterfly i indeed perfect to go along with it! xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Brenda, love the grungy backdrop and vintage imagery. The two pages together look wonderful. Tracy x

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful page, Brenda! Love how the background turned out.

Team Clark said...

I haven't had quite the resist I was hoping for with this stuff either, but on your panel the subtle print is amazing! These darling ladies certainly do compliment the two men page. Super work and always such interesting elements in your collages. Love! Hugs, Autumn

Monika Gulyas said...

Again a beautiful panel!!! I love it!!! Big hugs

Mrs.B said...

A lovely page Brenda background looks great even if it took time. Love how these pages work together
Avril xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Looks fantastic to me ! Hope your recovery is going swimmingly !
Corrie x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous mix of colours and a fabulous design Brenda. It looks so good with the facing page! Jennie x

Redanne said...

The background you created is stunning Brenda, I love the mix of blues and browns, they work so well together. I also like that you can only see a bit of the resist. As always, I love your collage! Hope things are improving at your end with the weight bearing... Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful background effects and the two pages look fantastic side yt side.
Yvonne xx

Lisa said...

Wow, this is amazing, Brenda!! The background is stunning!! Even your mistakes are artistic and beautiful!! I love the vintage ladies you used and every fabulous detail!! I hope you are feeling better each day!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Angela Radford said...

For someone who has worked from their sofa, you've done some great pieces. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Lucy said...

Like everyone else, I am impressed with the sofa crafting. Your creative brain did not suffer from the fall. I hope you are feeling better very soon.

Sara Barker said...

You are amazing, Brenda! I love your background, in spite of the misstep with the Distress Glaze. I've been working on this combination of products, too, and not getting the results I was hoping for. I really do like how the panel came out in the end, but your first dip into the Oxides looks like a success to me! Your collage is awesome and those butterflies are the perfect compliment to that background! You have a great eye, even if your ankle is not so great! Hugs!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous spread and I do so love that blend of colours! Hugs, Chrisx

Jackie P Neal said...

I agree! You and your artwork are amazing Brenda!! Thank you so much for sharing your steps as you go! I have a whole section of your work in my Pocket list under "Absolutely inspiring Art"
Jackie xx
ps and you do this all from the sofa? WOW-Amazing!!

A Pink said...

Absolutely fab! Brenda. The restrictions you must have incurred crafting from your sofa certainly doesn't show in your work - a sign of true talent.
Love both the ladies and gents panels . Stunning backgrounds and superb collaging on both .
LOVE them .
tahe care
hugs x