Yesterday I was playing with some new sprays and embossing with a new stamp. I made a page I was realy pleased with. As it turns out the colors I used were the colors from this weeks artists choise for the Summer of Color 3. So since I like the page and the colors match this weeks colors, I will be able to submit my entry for this week really early =).
The above images are scans and It would appear that my scanner is not big enough for this booklet, because the edges are snipped off. Not much though. I forgot to make progress pics but I do have some detail photo’s to show you.
I started this page on a journal page where I had previously smeared some excess acrylic paints. Some lime green and yellow. Here you can see the yellow shining through.
I stamped some butterflies randomly onto the pages with distress embossing ink and embossed them with some ranger clear embossing powder. This allowed me to keep some of the underlying layers, no matter what I was going to throw at the page.
I also sprayed some Adirondack lettuce color wash onto the page to bring it all together.
I stamped with plum archival ink onto the isert, where there was a lime green piece of duct tape. Left over tape from when I once did something with lime green duct tape. I think the stamping came out just right as it now also says, ‘Now make a new ending”. I like those happy accidents.
I stamped some swirly bits with turkoise folkart acrylic paint and the numbers with plum archival ink.
I like how you can still see the underlying colors through the butterflies. I just wiped of all the excess from them with a baby wipe. I’m sure I forgot to mention several other steps, but I can’t remember them…
And as I realy like how these pages turned out and I already made scans of them, I adjusted the scans a bit so that they could be used as a background.
You are free to download these and use them as backgrounds should you like to do so, just right click on the image and select save as. I don’t have a separate download site, but I will add them to my flickr photo’s.
Even with the dreary weather outside, the summer so far has indeed proven to be a colorful summer, with all the wonderful entries for the Summer of Color.
Thank you all for watching and I wish you a colorful week.
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