This time I was inspired by a beautiful poem from Anne Brontë:
“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.”
So reading this line I went to work in my art journal to collage with napkins, that is my vision:
This pieces is originating from three different napkins, they are all left overs from the summer:
First of course I spread a layer of gesso on my journal page and added some burlap for texture and a bit of a stamping with France Papillon’s French journal page.
Next I colorised my spread with Tattered angels Glimmer mists, that I even water misted till it was pretty my soaking into one colour cover. Except the blow, which I found simply necessary to let it drop down after I dried the first layer.
First I applied my fern-plant collage with soft gel:
Then I added my squares and circles (the squares are coming from my striped napkin). And lifted my geometrical shapes with gel pen.
Finally I found my spread a bit dark so I added some white splatters.
Just to share a few experiences working with napkin:
1. easy to peel layers of napkin with sticking a masking tap at the back and pulling the not necessary layers away.
2. collaging one layer napkin, it is useful to have some water in a small pot next to you, so the napkin won’t stick to your fingers (and tears less).
3. you can write, draw or doodle on your finished dry napkin layer with gel pen.
Thanks for joining me to this experiment for today.