Come follow me…

“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.


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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20 Responses to Come follow me…

  1. zksmith says:

    I have lots of “troubled” scraps – they’re in a big pile, almost like a mass grave! Perhaps I should try treating them with a bit more respect, LoL! An interesting layout, Ruth, it really draws you in.

  2. kampysgirl says:

    Beautiful scrap journal pages- don’t they make the best when they are re-used like that?! xo

  3. As always such beautiful work!!! Keep inspiring!!

  4. lydia says:

    Wat prachtig weer. Sorry mijn engels is niet zo goed dus even zo. Je werk inspireert me en deze in het bijzonder raakt me diep. Hoe je telkens weer woorden en gevoel omvormt in beeld is Kunst. Dank je voor het delen van je niet aflatende enthousiasme en passie.🎨

  5. Elizabeth C. says:

    This is so gorgeous! I love all the beautiful texture you achieved.

  6. Love it, Ruth! Scraps become a work of art!! Was it also inspired by Roald Dahl day (Sept 13)?

  7. Its a beautiful collage, has great strength and texture. hugs

  8. mrsbeez says:

    You’ve chosen a fabulous prompt – that were new to me and I love this idea as a starting point. The end result is terrific. I have logged all the references to beeswax – time to plug in the melt pot I think πŸ™‚

    • lerusho says:

      Beeswax is a real winter treat, love the smell of it, when it’s rainy and cold outside, so I think as we go into the autumn I am going to play more with it, have some plans, need some time only

  9. createwithjoy says:

    Love the inspiration and the artwork!
    Congrats – you’ve been featured at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

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