I made two cards for the Mix6 challenge to use Gesso and newsprint. I tried to find some interesting newsprint, but it didn't matter because the Gesso covers most of it.
First I crinkled the newsprint and smoothed it out, then brushed Gesso all over the newsprint with a sponge brush. After it dried, I used a brayer and several yellow and orange inks to cover the whole area. Then I stamped the background. So far, so good. Then, using a stencil, I used Gesso again to add the butterfly image. While the Gesso was still wet, I sprinkled a little ultra fine gold glitter on the butterfly. Since I had the stencils out, I tried to add a little border with a stencil and orange chalk. That didn't work so well. Finally attached the newspaper to a mat which I pierced on the corners for WT417, and attached all to my card.
I'm not real happy with the technique, but as always, I'm glad I tried it. IRL you can see the wrinkles and bumps from crunching it. It looks kind of nice if I back away from it.
Now I need to go clean up the mess I made.
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013 GMT Views: 497
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 9977
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 @ 6:59 PM
The one thing I learned here is that almost slways the bigger the mess the more fun I had...kind of...lol. Half of the time I cant barely see my table...lol. this is very pretty worth the cleanup...love the butterfly and warm colors...TFs..;0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.