I started off by covering my art journal page with a vintage ad paper bag cut down to size. I painted the background with Pumpkin Soup, being careful not to cover the entire paper bag.
I forgot to take a picture in between steps because I was so engrossed in my layering. I cut a few large squares of the Chatsworth 12x12 Paper Collection and used a decorative border punch on one of the strips. I layered the papers and then used a palette knife to spread some gesso and Fresco Finish Paints (French Roast and Guacamole).
I used two stamps from EDY07 to stamp my background.
I sprayed two co-ordinating colored ink sprays down the page allowing them to drip.
I added a bit of lace to the background and then layered a few torn pieces of an old newspaper that we found stuffed in our walls during our kitchen remodel. A piece of ephemera and my photograph were layered on top of the newspaper.
Lastly, I stamped a few flowers and the birdcage from EDY07. I colored the images using Distress Markers and cut them out. They were layered on the page becoming the main embellishments.
Well that's all from me. I would like to thank Leandra and co for the opportunity to share my art work with you all using the fabulous goodies from PaperArtsy. Also a huge thanks to you all for your support and kind comments. I've had a blast.
~ Kate ~
Leandra Says:Ohh I love the layers Kate, its seems really European-rustic-patina styley! Thankyou so much for your blog contributions this semester, it's been great to have you on board!!
Gillian says: Wonderful layering effect with the paper/paints. I adore the pretty little ornate bird cage which works so well with the little girls headbands. Thank you for sharing your inspiration/creativity throughout the semester Kate. x
If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Kate's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday August 24th 2014.