Determined to address my tendency to work in shades of a single colour, I ruthlessly painted my background in not one, but three different colours! I know. Had to have a sit down after that.
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Sunday, 17 June 2018
First I laid down a quick and easy painted background of lime green with a slightly darker green brushed on top, and then it was out with the collage scraps drawer. OK yes, because the background was green guess which colour I went for? I really must cure myself of thinking in terms of just one shade .... weird habit.
Then a day later I walked past the open journal and noticed that my female figure was wearing what I saw as Big Pants (OK a swimsuit really). That set all sorts of mental hares running around "putting your big girl pants on" ... which in turn reminded me of the times when its a struggle to speak and behave like an adult, when your inner child is shouting "no, don't want to" or something very similar.
There's quite a big of stamping on this page - I usually just cut out patterns and images that take my fancy, but lately I've started cutting out scraps of plain coloured paper that I can stamp on, as in the green circle my figure is standing on. I also used some stamps in the background spaces once the page was more or less finished.
As ever, if you have any questions about what I use or how I work feel free to ask in the comments and I will always answer.
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
As always, the simplest of painted backgrounds, just two colours of blue acrylic scuffled around with a wet wipe. I'm now concerned about my use of these and looking into alternatives - don't want to contribute to an ocean full of them, and apparently they take eons to degrade. Might have to use real fabric scraps instead?
I wanted to put the pictures above and below side by side so you could see the difference adding a subtle shadow around the elements can make, but Blogger wouldn't let me.
I know what I mean but I'm not sure I've explained it very well. The sunshine and the garden are calling me away ...