This is my page for the PaperArtsy Challenge Topic #7 Resists
I recently was given a set of oil pastels by my mum. And thought I’d have a play using them as a resist to create a cool background.
I started just by drawing some shapes in a cream oil pastel and adding a few scribble lines too. I then used a neon pink paint, a turquoise paint and lots of water to create a watercolour background. I loved the colours but didn’t like how I ended up with a block of pink with harsh lines.
So I left this page for a bit then unsure where to go next……
A few days later I added the boarder using PA stencil PS031 and the blobby lines from the same stencil. Which helped to cover some of the harsh lines from the paint layer.
Next I added the stamping of my favourite PA mini stamp mini18 in archival ink in “watering can”. This was a bit harsh for me too so I added some white to the insides of the letters and numbers.
The focal image is a stencil from the crafters workshop, I absolutely love this stencil but don’t often use it. So I stencilled it onto some old book paper using black paint cut it out and stuck it down. Then to make the feathers make sense I searched online for a quote about feathers and found this one which I loved, ” it’s not enough to have the feathers. You must dare to fly!”
I’m actually fairly pleased with how this page came out! Considering I had no clue what to do after adding the paint.