Wednesday, 15 May 2013

France Papillon #3 Between Poetry And Painting ....




       For this spread I played in my small Moleskine sketchbook, which I also use to mop up paint and ink left overs. That’s how my page looked like to begin with.



       I laid down a layer of gauze on top of which I smeared PaperArtsy Grunge Paste using a palette knife. When doing this, make sure you hold the gauze in place, otherwise you won’t have a nice texture in the end.


      Without giving it time to dry, I lifted up the gauze and lay it aside to dry. This way I have a nice texture on my paper and a piece of altered gauze to play with later.


       Once the Grunge Paste was dry, I colourized it with Claret Fresco Paint, using a piece of Cut N Dry foam

       I added some touches of Concrete on the edges, with a make up sponge.


      The gauze was cut out using the PaperArtsy Heart Shaped Die. This way I could use the heart as well as the reversed on my spread.



       I mixed some Grunge Paste to Claret Fresco Paint and applied it over the Crafters Workshop Reversed Chickenwire Stencil on the edges of my spread.



       I shadow stamped (= stamping with just a tiny bit of ink left over on my stamp) the Mini 62 stamp with Coffee Archival Ink over the right side of my spread and did the same with the dots from the ESN08.


       The sentiment was stamped with Black Archival Ink on a scrap of PaperArtsy Smoothy Stamping Card.


Leandra Says:So simple, and yet a lot of clever layers in this. High impact with those great colours, I just want to touch and feel it!!

Gillian Says: This has such a rustic feel to it France, love the effect from the Grunge Paste on the gauze rather than the "traditional " surfaces we would normally opt for. The use of the heart die is inspired. What a fabulous first week.

Thank you for all your support in my first week, I will be back as they say.




22 comments:

Helen said...

Love the paste on the gauze, and the heart too. Another fabulous project,France!

Lin said...

OOh I like this..what a cool technique..haven't started my moleskine yet so this will be a good place to start!!
Your first week has been brilliant France so thank you..

Carol Q said...

lovely grungy journalling.

isisimaginings.com said...

That looks wonderful, using the gauze was a great idea.

Netrix said...

Gorgeous. Brilliant idea with the gauze. Thanks for sharing :)

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is really 'cutting edge' crafting - very bold and different and it works so well! I love the effect of GP over gauze and the hessian/string (?) grid looks terrific. Thank you for sharing these original ideas. x Julie Ann

Minxy said...

loving the texture achieved on these pages, and a pretty colour too xo

Alison said...

More fantastic ideas! Wonderful pages France!
Alison xx

Jo said...

Oh so lovely, simple colour scheme, loads of texture and minimal embellishment. Love it! Jo xx

Craftyfield said...

Love the textures especially the use of gauze and the stencilled paste is brilliant !

Frea Konings said...

Gorgeous project! Love it France! Hugs Frea

Kay Wallace said...

You continue to impress me not only with your talent, but with your creativity--two very different things! Thanks for the directions!

butterfly said...

Such a wonderful use of the gauze - the heart in negative and positive looks just lovely, and the rustic burlap is a great addition - beautiful!
Alison x

Julie Steed said...

What a fun way to add texture and reuse the gauze all in one spot.

Sandy said...

How very wonderful and thanks so much for your tutorial. I already owe PaperArtsy my life!!!!
Sandy

Trish said...

Wow, how fantastic! I love the textured feel and the bold colours. Another brilliant project!

SQ54 said...

France,as always, I love your piece. Is grunge paste available in the US or does it go by another name?
Every piece you do Inspires me♡♥♡

selena said...

Que de belles idées, j'adore!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just fab!

Dawn said...

I am loving the Grunge Paste I bought, using it all the time in stencils. Nice spread BTW Dxx

Gay Peplow said...

OOh lovely grungy simpleness, fab colours too ;D

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous, TFS!

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