Saturday 6 February 2016

And what was yesterday

Over on Countryview crafts, the topic this month is Backgrounds!
Recently, being inspired by the fabulous work of Seth Apter, I have been playing with backgrounds onto Black Gesso.

After gessoing the journal page I mixed some coloured grungepaste by mixing Umber and Penny Dina Wakley acrylics with PA grungepaste. I applied the grungepaste through a stencil which looks like industrial sheeting.
When it was dry I scraped some more DW acrylics in Ruby, Tangerine and Night over the page using a texture comb.
I sanded a little to reveal the layers underneath, Stamped dots with Dylusions stamp and heat embossed some dots for added impact!
I rubbed some Treasure Pewter over some of the grungepaste and edged my work with paint dipped into a credit card.
I doodled a little with a white pen and stippled some white paint with a stencil brush.
Finally, I added a PA stamp, MN07 with black archival onto brown paper, aged it a bit; added an old film negative....used a bit of Tim Holtz die cutting and a die cut key, aged with treasure gold.

I am entering this into the Countryviewcrafts challenge.


  1. Love working on black, I was thinking of doing a journal page on black too. Love yours.

  2. It looks like a piece of fabric that you've embellished - lovely xx

  3. This is brilliant. It looks very tactile and love the doodling!

    Lesley Xx

  4. Great background and the end result is wonderful!

  5. This looks great Hazel. Love the composition and all the layers. The black gesso is the the bomb!

  6. Absolutely amazing - the colours really glow against the black.
    Alison xx

  7. I love this Hazel, really striking with the black gesso background. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a great week. Sue xx