2021 Topic 10: My Favourite Colour
The mini book I created (final size 8x8cm) came together quite easily - I didn't start with any expectations of what it was going to be... but I took inspiration from an even smaller book I have on my desk (I do love tiny 'junk'/art journals!).
It features lots of the small designs that are on my stamp plates and I've been wanting to make a slighter larger project using phrases.
I started by creating a master-board on a 13x6in panel of Heavy Smoothy. I painted it with diluted Sherbet Fresco Finish paint, used stencil PS250 to add small spots in Cerise and larger spots in Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide.
to decide what colour card to mount the squares onto for the concertina
structure. I often try out several backgrounds colours before making a
decision - its definitely worth looking at different options - some
might surprise you! I tested white, black and my firm favourite: kraft.
The different background colours definitely create a different look -
the white is fresh, the black is very dramatic and the kraft gives a
softer look. I decided on black for my book- a change from the white or
kraft that I might normally reach for.
I heat embossed most of the images stamped in black - the gloss of the embossing is a nice contrast to the matte Fresco paints.
The flower on the right hand page is JOFY61, and this page features one of the background stamps I added for more detail on some pages - the white embossing really makes it pop.
Teaching dates - ONLINE workshops
28.08.21 Loobi Crafts, www.loobicrafts.co.uk ...Wonderfully Wintery
Every Friday until December: Festive Friday, 18.00 (UK time), in my Jamboree group: Free demo/Card making class