Monday, 2 January 2012
First of all I gesso'd the journal page as it had some Krylon ink coming through from the previous page and while my sponge brush was dirty I gesso'd all of the pages of the recycled journal.
You can great texture on the page by pressing the end of the sponge onto the page. The bubbles that come from the sponge stay raised when it dries too!
Next I dripped Golden paints Pthalo Blue (Green Shade) and Pthalo Green (Blue Shade) onto the pages and used a Speedball brayer to roll the colour around and blend it.
The names of these colours always make me smile. Why is the blue, green and the green, blue?? I'm sure there's some rational explanation but I don't really care so much cos I *love* these colours especially together!
I wanted a complete contrast to the image I'd chosen for the page. Its a picture of Dita von Teese from one of those glossy magazines a neighbour gives to my Mam and I rip up!
For anyone who doesn't know who she is, she's a Burlesque dancer and if I was fit and well, I'd love to try Burlesque.
The gold on the outside of the page is Golden paints Irridecent Gold (fine) and is sponged through small hole sequin waste.
The page isn't finished yet and I'm sure how its gonna end up, but I love it so far!