Hello everyone - isn't Spring lovely? I love Autumn too so for all those reading who are travelling into Autumn, this is not a competition. It is just that I have been driving around the last few days and the Hawthorn hedges are loaded with blossom, and all the gardens are full of Roses, Clematis, Rhodos and Camellias and the grass is still green.......very pretty!
The current challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu for the Purple Team is
I think he thought this was an amusing title to get me!
No, I didn't read any instructions at first - yes, I did later - yes, flying by the seat of one's pants is not a good idea! I glued together with gesso a wad of pages on both sides of the 'canvas' I was going to use and dried it (them). I made an error and taped the centre strip - won't be doing that again.
I don't have Dylusional Paint sprays or similar but I do have some Tattered Angels and some 'odds and sods' so used them
A bit of splattering with water add ink and paint as it dried
The stencil work with texture pastes - the flowers were done with a microbead paste - yummy. I was going to colour them but as this all dried the pastes drew in the colours of the sprays, so I just left them as it was, except for a bit of definition inks using TH Sooty Black mostly.
The longer I waited the more colour they adsorbed.
While they were drying, I stamped out some flowers and painted them with Dylusional Paints - this is where I discovered a little bit goes a very, very long way......
After painting the flowers I fussy cut them out and took to them with a white gel pen, as well as trying to give them some form with the stylus.
I covered another sheet of 12 x 12 with the paint left over but it all ran in together and became a bit murky after a while so I waited until it dried and gave it a spray with an iridescent gold spray - very sparkly now! I used it to punch out some birds and twigs and butterflies to add to my pages
Looks lacy doesn't it - lots of dimension going on here!
I scribbled some messages about love and its meaning around the spaces with a black fine pen, and added some TH words
Night time shot on desk
Day time shots outside
As a first attempt I was pretty happy with it. It has a lovely Spring feel to it.
If you want to play around or you are into altered art,
why not make a project for Eclectic Ellipu this month!
Scroll down to the Purple Team post and find your linky there