Gosh I'm still showing projects I made earlier in the year - but I'm so glad I had a few held back as it enabled me to spend lots of time in my garden during the warm weather - and I'm still catching up with project deadlines now.
Here's the panel I made.
1. Seal the substrate with tinting base.
2. Use premium acrylic paints in cobalt teal hue, primary yellow, burnt umber, pyrrole red and titanium white. Blend them randomly through a stencil (Prima).
3. Take media acrylics in translucent white, cobalt teal hue and phthalo green blue (all translucent colours) and blend over the background with satin varnish on a sponge.
4. If too dark rub over with dry kitchen roll and then spread translucent white with satin varnish over, let it pool, dab some off if necessary and dry.
5. Dip and dry in cobalt blue and titanium white mixed media acrylics.
6. Repeat step 4 with raw umber media acrylic.
7. Splatter with white media acrylic.
8. Add some random and torn tissue tape.
9. Stamp with black archival ink.
10. Add embellishments.
11. Sand and ink the edges.
Stamps are by Andy Skinner. This is from the Stampendous Shabby Chic set.
Paper dolls by Tim Holtz.
So that was the panel finished ......
..... but I decided to use it to make another little book for my shop space.
The pages are from a watercolour paper pad cut to size ....
.... and I used green thread to match in with the colour tones.
I used a coptic binding so that the journal open right out and lies flat when you use it.
I just simply tied it up with ribbon to keep it closed.
Making art on panels is a fabulous way to create and then to use the panel to make a book of your own is even more pleasurable.