On a roll!! We decided to stay home this weekend instead of going to the cabin. Our oldest grandson had a hockey tournament today so we decided we’d go watch him play. He’s 5 and it’s so cute watching them play and try their hardest to skate, handle the puck, pass and shoot while trying to stay upright on their skates. He sure enjoys it.
After being in a creative slump for a few weeks it just felt so good to sit and create last evening and today. I had started a double page in my up-cycled encyclopedia I’d picked up at our local Thrift Store and am having so much fun with it. I had covered the background with a couple of colors of water color and did not like it at all. I had a few bottle of Tim Holtz Distress Paint and thought, why not?! Give it a try….there’s always Gesso. ;o)
I used two colors, Fired Brick and Tarnished Brass. Added them both fairly liberally to the pages, spritzed it with some water and let the two run together and create these awesome drippage marks. I adhered my two images I’d fussy cut from some Designer paper, used one of my favorite Prima Stencils (#575946) with my Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle to both pages and spritzed it with two colors of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays, Steampunk Sepia and Dark Chocolate Truffle. Once it was dried, I added some Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Glass Bead Glitter Gel in just a few places to add yet more texture and shimmer. Stamped my quote from the Dylusions set called Quintessential Quote by Ranger using my Nougat FAber Castell PITT artist big brush pen as the stamping ink. I quite like how this turned out after all.
This page took a few turns in the making, but am happy with the final result.
Comments are always appreciated.
Tim Holtz Distress Paint – from my stash
Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays – from Limor’s store and my stash