Hello peeps. Over on the Snazzy's DT blog (a fabulous craft shop in Swindon...I recommend it if you are looking for the unusual and are in the West country) they have a challenge to be inspired by Finnabair.
Well, let be honest, its not difficult to be inspired by her work (if your are unfamiliar with her amazing work check out her blog)
So I decided to do a page on thick watercolour paper (its so thick I though it would be able to take the gesso and all the inks I planned on using!!).
I have not tried anything like this before and I was quite pleased with how it came out.
I started by using some texture paste through a butterfly necklace pendant and some sequin waste. I added some fabric, flowers, beads, homemade resin flowers and hearts, washers, 2 hot glue cogs (I LOVE using hot glue like this) and then added some hot glue lines for even more texture. I then gesso'd the whole lot (but forgot to take a photo of this stage!!).
I then used a selection of Dylusion inks and Tim Holtz DI to colour the page.
I then flicked water to add some distressing and flicked some black dylusions too.
I added a photo of my dad and me when I was first born, scratching the ink away and adding a little colour to help blend it in. I finished with a hand drawn frame around the picture.
I think i will definitely try this technique again.