What makes you relax when you can’t craft? Let’s say a cup of coffee with your favorite newspaper or magazine? Why not? When I do that I prefer to have my time uninterrupted, no phone calls or other stuff, let the world stand still for a while.
Relax was beginning with a newspaper collage (of course what else can it be) at the background that I colorized with Lindy’s stamp gang sprays (bonjour butter and cafè au lait) and with some pan pastel (diarylide yellow shade and burnt sienna).
Oh by the way I am collecting old newspapers for collaging, I like their paper quality and somehow the lead is different, it stays on the paper even if you spray it or paint it. The “modern newspapers” can cause a black mess after a while. Back to my spread I painted some more newspapers with inka gold aquamarine and golden’s red iron oxid. While it was drying I used a paper that looked like an antique fabric to add some more collage to it. When my painted newspaper dried I cut with Sizzix trellis die a decorational frame for it. I applied the different pieces to my page and I added some charcoal shadows.
I missed some more shades or tints, so I chose aged mahogany distress ink to do that.
And then of course the most important part my stamps. My text is from Carol’s collection (Stampotique originals) was stamped on an altered paper (I used the bonjour butter spray and wild honey distress ink to alter the paper) with archival ink (jet black) and stitched together with the antique fabric paper and some coffee colored cambric.
My other stamp, Daniel Torrente’s Relaxin’ was also stamped on altered paper and stitched on cambric.
Hope you enjoyed my relaxin’… I am sharing my spread with Stampotique designer’s challenge: newspaper/magazine.