Friday 15 May 2020

More 'Lockdown' creative time

Thank you to Alison (Words and Pictures) and Nikki (Addicted to Art) for another fabulous creative and chatty session on Sunday. We all worked on our journals with me creating a panel to add to a collage in my vintage journal.
I have to say having a couple of crafting buddies who ca get together in this way gives us a very therapeutic window of time in this pandemic lockdown and provides us with an opportunity to catch up and enjoy just being with other people we know and love.

The background panel started with a layer of tinting base scraped across a piece of card with some washes of burnt sienna, raw umber, paynes grey and titan buff and dried before adding the stars. These were created with one of Tim's shifter stencils and the above colours as well as quinacridone gold, raw sienna. burnt umber, carbon black, titanium white and pyrrole red. I used a small blending tool and foam to layer the colours through randomly.

I started collecting some pieces together to begin the collage .....

...... working just on the panel to begin with. 

When I was happy with that I then brought together more oddments to build the page collage. All of the bits are from snippet boxes I keep, both of papers, words, fabrics and die-cuts. I love using up leftovers in this way.

If you have a moment please pop over to see the fabulous designs by my lovely intrenet companions.





Words and Pictures said...

Those rusted stars are simply magical - I can hardly believe they are created just with paint layers - they carry the patina of years! A beautiful collage - I always love your square kraft journal pages - and the fabric strip and tissue tape tatters add a lovely touch of texture and roughness to the layered panels. A beauty.
Alison x

Gina said...

oow that starry background is so yummy :) and you certainly make a difference to many XXX

paperwishesbyamanda said...

The close up of the stars and then all the ephemera bits an pieces you gathered are great. they let you see so much more when you look at the finished project. I love that photograph she has such a gentle and intelegent face. Thanks for sharing your session with us. x