I had a page laying around on my table for a long time, so I thought it’s high time to use it in a way or another, let’s say to recycle it. I also had some more paper garbage from yesterday’s card play, so why not upcycle, and here is the result:
So that was my beginning page, a piece of white paper hanging around my table with red modeling paste applied through TCW’s love post stencil.
Nothing exciting, so I thought I need to add some texture to it. I had some heart shapes hanging around from yesterdays tag painted with red iron oxide on old newspaper and the edge of the Harlequin border die that I used yesterday. All collaged on my back ground, all different colors, so let’s look for some harmony. I took my brayer and without mercy ran over it with light pink acrylic.
Great… now it’s too flat. So I took my Molotow markers and begin to highlight my shapes and add some shades and shadows. The edges I painted with different tints of pink and purple. I felt I was getting somewhere.
Oh yeah and I had that cute grunge number stamps so I added them with archival ink.
Finally I had a piece of chalkboard paper, I wrote on it “recycled art” and glued to my page. I fixated all my layers with beeswax. So less lingering on my worktable.
I am sharing my spread with Journal52 prompt: recycled art.