Be courageous, be true to yourself is all about texture. Be true to yourself – I shouldn’t forget that I love textures and be courageous – is not to forget to experiment, in the worst case another layer of thick gesso and everything is white again. So here is the end result:
I had so many scraps on my table, I wanted to use some of them, so I was beginning with a scrap collage using soft gel.
I had that piece of net also from some lemons that I bought to my son, who of course had to catch a cold on the first week of school. So as lemons are going into the tea, what shall I do with that net? Then I blended everything together with some gesso.
Next I wanted to add some color to my spread, so I used Lindy’s stamp gang sprays (bachelor button blue and autumn maple crimson) and I was splattering rather then spraying. I was beginning to dry it with a heat gun and I misted with a bit of a water just before drying.
I wanted to add some more textures, textures are never enough for me, so I used texture stamps with archival ink (orange blossom and librarian green).
Now I wanted to add some image and text to my spread. So I took my ephemera bag and look for some images, I found that vintage lady from 7 dots studio and the heart and my text are also from the same pack. The V need to admit it have no idea where it is from, it’s just in the bag and it seemed to sit so nicely next to my heart.
I sealed my images with soft gel and I used my faded dot stencil to add some more textures with soft gel. As I am a real impatient type, and a bit messy what happened that my palette knife had some former color, so my dots got lightly colored in the beginning and I used heat gun again to dry my soft gel that result to some bubbles. But you know what me liked it. So I added another color layer with bonjour butter and cafè au lait. Dried it and whipped the color away from my images, text and where I used my stencil as soft gel is a resistant. Take a look at the close ups:
So be courageous and experiment, there’s so much to explore and to discover. I am sharing my spread with Journal 52 prompt textures.