Resist

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. 

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Wax 

This blog post is to show my play for the PaperArtsy topic 3: WAX http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2016/02/2016-topic-3-wax-challenge.html?m=1
I have never worked with anything like this before so it was very new territory for me. 

And I was super busy so didn’t enter for the PaperArtsy challenge prize thingy. (But I did win it last time 😉 ) 

So I basically had a play with a few different techniques using Gelatos.  This technique is really cool and I’m sure I’ll be using this again. 

For this I stamped my image/background in clear embossing ink then put clear embossing powder over the top and set that. Next I went in with my Gelatos all over and used my finger to work it into the gaps/paper. 
  This is a cool technique too, using Gelatos to tint grunge paste. (Apologies for the picture not sure why it’s blue!). 
And finally I did create a page in my envelope journal with the Gelatos direct to paper and then wiping through a stencil back to the underlying colour of the paper.   I added a border some stamped feathers and a quote. I’ll be honest this isn’t my favourite page I’ve created. 

But this challenge and journal isn’t about things being perfect, it’s for me to try things that I’ve maybe never done before. 

Magia xxx