Yesterday I started to play with bits of paper and textures. First I covered my page with Fresco Toad Hall.
Next, I tore up pieces of script, lovely old map with gauze backing, music, shiny paper and glued them down with matte medium.
I scraped on some Grunge paste and pressed objects into it for texture,fork, bottle top etc. I sanded it back, added more layers and worked on it until it looked weathered.
I mixed some gloss medium with some fresco Tikka and French Roast and rubbed it into all the nooks and crannies with a piece of kitchen roll. Finally, or so I thought, I scribbled with crayons and pencil.
I was really pleased with my work. It reminds me of books that I had or my parents had that, at some point I have scribbled in or written my name.
Anyway, this morning I looked with fresh eyes and decided that it needed a focal point. I messed about for ages and eventually decided upon some flowers which I aged and stuck down with masking tape.
Even more pleased now.
Heres the finished piece.
Both pictures are fab but you can't beat a tad of dappled light across a page....ReplyDelete
Beautiful textures and colours can see you enjoyed yourself immensley Hazel. A gorgeous journal page:-) xxx
Another lovely spread, so many textures and interest going on! I'm sorry to say that although I love both photos I think I do prefer the one your son took! XReplyDelete
Oooh this looks tasty, love all that texture, could just reach in and touch it - gorgeous xxxReplyDelete
Love it,, just gorgeous. xxReplyDelete
That is gorgeous. I love all the different textures & adding the flowers was definitely a good idea.ReplyDelete
This is wonderful Hazel, gorgeous textures! xoxReplyDelete
This is awesome, I love the way you play. I saw a scrap paper on my desk and wanted to try the gilded cards that Jo did so there I was panicking it may not turn out. It did but I thought why was I so worried it was just time and card. I really applaud you can go with reckless abandonment.
Both photos are great - thank you for sharing them. How a piece alters in different lights and from even a tiny shift in angle remains fascinating to me so I'm more than happy to see both. I love this textural collage, Hazel - it really speaks to me.ReplyDelete