Amanda here today, ready to greet you at Terminal #2 , the second leg of this months Destination Inspiration. Lets begin by taking a quick look inside the travel bag to remind ourselves of the contents:
Product: Any Ink or Paint
Colour: Pale Blue
Ready to see what I have created? Here it is - a little piece of Art .
When having a good 'sort out' a few months ago now I came across a book I had made back in School (6th form- eek that shows my age). It was great to 'find' it and I put it to one side thinking at some point I would alter the cover. This was that point! However instead of just altering the cover I stripped the book covering off and then broke the book down so I had 2 panels and 4 hand sewn signatures to work with. (my name and form/class scribed in pencil is still visible after all those years- not that old after all! )
I decided to put the signatures to one side and use pages with text on instead. At this stage my thoughts were to have some of the text showing through my painty layers.
With my books sorted I was all set to start creating .I cut the 2 book covers into 4 smaller panels and primed with gesso.
I selected my choice of paints
and applied a layer of the required pale blue to 2 of the panels using my brayer. I then adhered torn pieces of the text book pages to the panels with Tim Holtz collage medium
before continuing to brayer the other colours of paint layer by layer. At some points in the process I brayered over either a wet wipe or a dry kitchen towel to remove some of the paint. I followed no golden rules just went with what felt right at the time and enjoyed the process.
With all the layers of colour the text on the torn pages soon became unnoticeable but though it wasn't what I intended I decided it still looked ok especially when I added a touch of drama with black acrylic paint and some stamping using Jet Black Archival ink and a couple of Seth Apter stamps- Dot Matrix and Word Chain.
At this point I decided to work on just one of the panels - the one on the left. Here's a closer look
Now for the various elements and embellishments.
The two strips are off cuts from the book covers. They were primed with gesso then the wider one was coloured using my brayer with the pale blue paint before delicately rubbing distress inks over the surface using my finger, whilst the thinner one was covered with Tim Holtz Grit paste and then painted, again using my finger, with the distress paints.
The butterfly is one of the beauties from Tim Holtz Flutter stamp set, heat embossed with Archival Ink and clear embossing powder
and coloured using Distress inks
The circle is created using Seth Apters 'Ring Around' die- just the larger one, die cut from black card stock.
With all my 'pieces' complete it was just a case of 'placing' all the elements onto the panel and adding a few finishing touches - yes you guessed it-hex nuts topped with black gem dots.
Here's a few close ups
The text on the torn pages may not show but the pages create some lovely texture
and one more to finish
Thank you for accompanying me on the 2nd leg of this months Destination Inspiration. I hope both I and Sandy (Terminal #1) have inspired you so far but be sure to pop back next Monday when a fellow Creative Guide will be ready to greet you at Terminal #3 to continue the journey.