17 January 2016

45 - Make Today Awesome

Week 3 at Colour Me Positive, and this is the prompt:

This is my creation...

... not an art journal page, but a layout this week.  I created a collage base with lots of old patterned papers.  I experimented with Liquitex gel medium for both the adhesive and the primer.  That seemed to work well but then I tried a Dylusions spray ink on top, and it didn't look right.  Those two media don't play nice together!  The ink was patchy and looked more red than pink.

When the ink finally dried, I covered it all up with white gesso with the aim of starting over...which of course reactivated the ink.  It created a beautiful smooth coverage over everything, like a super creamy acrylic paint, and the gesso diluted the colour too.  Not the result I expected, but I do like it!  And it's always good to discover new things

The cupcake is cut from a birthday card, and I raided my stash for the alphas and other embellishments.

Also joining in at Dylusions Facebook Challenge this month, where the criteria is PINK, LIME GREEN and NUMBERS.

Ranger Dylusions - Bubblegum Pink ink spray
Arctic Frog Alphabet Avenue - Alphabet Garden number stickers
Provocraft Alphabitties letter stickers
Provocraft Alphabiggies letter stickers

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