This month Dawn over on Journal Journeys set us the challenge of 'torn paper'. I *love* torn paper. I try to use it on my cards so that when I stick something on wonkily, it doesn't matter ;)
Yet again Dawn made a fabulous page and it took me a while to figure out how to follow it in my own style. Then I remembered a couple of cards I had made a while ago using mulberry paper and the idea had arrived!
Firstly I tore up red, yellow and orange tissue paper and adhered them to the page with Golden Gel Medium. Then I dribbled Golden Fluid Acrylic in Phthalo Green (blue Shade) and used a Speedball Brayer to brayer it across the surface.
The colour was nice but I wanted more depth so I dripped more Golden Fluid Acrylics in Phthalo Blue (green shade), Hansa Yellow Medium and Cobalt Teal separately onto sections of the page and rubbed them in with my finger. I like the colours much better and it gives it some interest.
Next I searched til I found my stash of Mulberry Paper and drew basic circular flower shapes on various colours with a wet paint brush and tore them out. Then I drew some centres and leaves and tore them out too. I stuck them to the page with a Zig glue pen. Now on the cards I've made before I followed instructions from the PaperCraft Inspirations magazine. They made poppies with the paper so the glue didn't show through on the black Mulberry but it does on the yellow centres I had so I had to stick some gems on to try and hide it.
I drew stalks on randomly with a dark green Promarker. It didn't show up to well but I like that. Black would've have been too harsh and I stuck the leaves on just to fill gaps really!
The top of the page looked a little bare so I tore a butterfly out of the Mulberry Paper and again the glue showed through the lilac wings, so back to the gems. Gems are just *the* best things for filling up blank space and saving a project like this.
I drew the antennae on with a black Promarker with the small tip added.
And here is the finished piece. I really like the texture underneath the paint.
Thanks for organising this again Dawn :)