Friday, 20 April 2018

2018 #7 Kraft card: Romantic Portugal with EEG {by Claire Snowdon}

2018 Topic 7: Kraft Card


So Claire had me hooked with the Blue and Ochre; one of my all time fave colour combinations! I love the pop of colour and on the Kraft card, these old doorways do seem to come from warmer climes, and share a taste of Portugal's beautiful doorways and cobblestones

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon here with you today, and I'd like to share with you a journal page created in my Prima Finnabair mixed media journal.

I've had this journal for a while and like to create in it when the mood for something different takes me - it has a lovely collection of different pages such as different Prima specialty papers, pockets, plastic insert pages......and kraft pages - which is what our current topic is all about!


I had fun creating lots of layers on the background - obviously using the kraft coloured pages gives a totally different look to the colours when compared to using a white background.


Lots of brayering, stencilling, stamping and general paintiness and I was happy with my background.  The Fresco colours I used were Toffee, Pumpkin Soup, Chalk and Beach Hut.




I took a scrap of card and used Distress Oxides to colour it for the quote - which is from Alison Bomber set EAB02.




The focal stamps used on my pages are all from Emma Godfrey's most recent release - stamp plates EEG25 and EEG26.  You will also be able to see numerous background elements from these sets which I either stamped using the paints or the potting soil archival ink.



To add a hint of colour to the main focal images I used a little bit of watercolour pencil.


For the sentiment I decided at the last minute to emboss it using Seth Apter's baked texture powders.  I used the Vintage Beeswax powder and 'baked it' twice to give a lovely glossy contrast to the very matt and rustic feel on the rest of my page.


Working on a kraft background definitely can be challenging but it is great to have a change and mix things up a bit.  Using the brayer to add the paint made it easy to get started and was super fast too!

I hope you enjoyed my kraft based journal page,
Claire

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6 comments:

Helen said...

oh Claire, what a fabulous spread in your journal!! I love it.

Miriam said...

Such a beautiful journal page - totally gorgeous!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

What a fabulous spread! These colors are delicious and I love how you used these awesome images. Great post!

butterfly said...

There's a beautiful play of light and shadow in your colours on the kraft pages, which works so well with the quote - love the glossy beeswax finish too!
Alison x

Wanda Hentges said...

Wonderful pages, Claire!!!

Craftyfield said...

Love the background and all its layers and of course these beautiful stamps!

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