Our days are still getting shorter. There is more lights needed. I live in the city and I just love looking out the window after sundown, and that is pretty early lately. I love watching all that flickering little lights close and far. They try their best to break throw the thick blanket cover of the darkness. So here is some light in my altered book:
First I coloured my spread with acrylic paint, quiet waterish so the book page will come through. Then I let a purple colour of acrylic ink drop down from the top. I had the feeling that those blue and purple shades belong to the night.
Then I added some more darker shading at the edges with distress ink (walnut stain). I used my favourite Stampotique stamp, France Papillon’s design cube (#10012) with archival ink to break the darkness and bring some flickering stars.
Than I decided that I would like to have some more texture so I applied some copper crackle texture paste so a crackle stencil. And finally I splattered randomly some white ecoline on top of the spread.
In one corner came Daniel’s cancel stamp (#6159) coloured only with splatters, like a real candle if it drops. Of course I had to add a piece of burlap, some canvas fringe and a self altered embellishment with a wooden button.
In small circles all around sits little flames all from the same stamps, like little floating light that tries to break through the night. I used letter stickers to add the word Light to my spread. As ’tis time of the year’ lights are shining bright every part of the world.
Hope you are going to have a bright weekend. I am sharing my spread with Stampotique designers challenge anything goes week 2.