“Come follow me, you troubled things
I’ll take you on my silver wings
To safety, to a lovely place
Where you can live in peace and grace.” Roald Dahl
This time Roald Dahl inspired me to this spread. Who doesn’t know the great story teller? Just to remind you: Charlie and the chocolate factory, Fantastic Mr Fox… I can’t help just to love his poems and rhymes. I had a few troubled scraps on my table so I took them and arranged them in a safe place, in my art journal.
So I made one layer of scrap collage, I dropped some shadows with pan pastel and I sealed them with transparent gesso.
Then I used some stamps with archival inks to add some more texture to it.
The blue netting I painted with Lindy’s stamp gang spray (baby blue eyes aqua).
The rhyme is written on an old notebook piece, that I further colorized with brushed corduroy distress ink. Then I applied some cambric underneath with beeswax, so the notebook piece became transparent and more fragile looking. I used 2 embellishments and some glue to add my text to my spread.
Finally the blue mirror pieces are made with beeswax and pigment on non-absorbent paper. I dropped some acrylic ink through the page:
And so my spread became a safe and lovely place to my troubled scraps.
I am sharing my page with Journal 52 prompt rhyme.