No process photos to speak of once I really got going - I was too wrapped up in the process! - though I have a couple of the very start, before I got into the swing of things.
And I made it days ago, so this will be a post of more photos than information.
I started out by brayering paint onto the pages, and adding tissue tape as well as ink and texture paste through a stencil.
I also smeared some streaks of multi-medium with my fingers just to alter how the inks and paints would take in different areas.
Yeah, and then I don't really know what happened next...
There was quite a lot of spritzing involved at various points. I think Dylusions, Colour Wash and Cosmic Shimmer mists all played a part.
I stamped the wonderful Tim Holtz Art text in ink and in paint, building layers.
In the long run I even embossed some of it, because I couldn't get any of the white paints to hold their own against the inks underneath them.
The quote had been sitting on my table for weeks - stamped on watercolour paper and all inked up with Distress Inks and Stains. It narrowly missed out on being in an earlier project, but suddenly its time had come.
But what to put on the facing page?
Yup, you can't keep a good woman down... she turns up in my projects again and again (and again and again).
She's also stamped on watercolour paper and I did my best to replicate the colours from the quote, though I'd long forgotten which particular blues and greens were on there.
For these pages, I surrounded her with butterflies again, but more formally positioned: horizontally...
... and vertically...
And she's even got herself an inky chin in the name of ART!
It still needed something, and that's when I grabbed some little wooden butterflies (the larger ones are by Studio Calico, the absolutely tiny ones are from my lovely Polish find, the UHK Gallery).
I painted them all white, and then added some Ranger Enamel Accents to the teeny ones. It gives a lovely dimensional glossy look.
For the larger ones I played around with stamping the Papillon butterflies onto them, trying to decide whether I minded that you always lost part of the image...
In the end, I decided it was quite cool! I'm saving up for the Papillon Framelits that have just been released, but until then, I'm happy with this as an alternative.
The wood has more dimension than card in any case!
I do like them fluttering off on their path of discovery...
So those are the pages...
All my favourite things to do - layering, texture, inking, stamping, and with an extra shot of colour today!
I love that you get a different kind of hit of colour intensity in different lights.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If the blue-green vibe is all getting a bit much for you, there's a chance to revisit one of my pinker moments over at Artistic Outpost today!
I'd like to enter these pages over at the Tando Creative Challenge where they are looking for Bold and Bright creations.
And at Anything But A Card Diana has offered a Mini-Challenge to do an Art Journal Page.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.