Friday 1 June 2018

AVJ - Stencil It

I am doubling up on commitments with this project. It has become my contribution to Astrid's fab theme over at A Vintage Journey and also for lovely Lynne Gauntlett this month who was my swap partner for the Let's Be Creative May project. Our challenge was to make something no bigger than 6 x 6 inches with a link to a movie. Now I'm not a film watcher (except those lovely Christmas feel-good rom coms) so finding something that would inspire me for this swap proved quite difficult, but I was under pressure to get it done and in the post asap. I had been searching for a vintage photo to use for another piece I was working on and had had all my lost relatives pics out by Tim Holtz and one suddenly came to mind linked to a film I saw as a child when my mum took me to the Regal Cinema in St.Ives which was then in Huntingdonshire. Look I even found a photo of it. 

What do you think the film is?

I began by gluing paper pieces and a piece of scrim with matte medium and then applied modelling paste and crackle paste through two different stencils. By using the stencils it fits both sets of requirements.

If you look through the layers you can see some of the collage papers I glued down

Here is a further close up. You can see the blending of the colours that appeared when I spritzed with water and added the blue and yellow colours and I also brayered over white gesso before finishing with some quinacridone gold.

Using distress inks and my finger I rubbed light colours on some of the photo just as black and white photos were coloured up before colour film was invented.

The seahorses and starfish were die cut from left over distress inked card.

With all the lovely weather we had last weekend and having already been away for an early holiday to Lanzarote you can tell I'm in summer mode.

Thanks for stopping by. To see what the fabulous team have created do pop over to the AVJ challenge blog to see the line up for June.

Keep creating.