25 January 2016

Believe in yourself

This is my creation for Week 4 of Lulu Art's Colour Me Positive art journalling challenge.

First, the prompt:

The background colour and texture was inspired by the mood board at Berry 71 Bleu this month:

I started with a collage background:

I covered it with gesso, then with acrylic paint.  I didn't like how 'solid' it looked, so I gave it another coat of gesso, then sprayed with dye ink... then decorated.   To finish up, I added a light spray of gold... and I was finally happy with it. This is how it finished up:

Some detailed shots ~

Stencillling with texture paste and Twinkling H2Os:

Gorgeous gold sheen:

Cosmo Cricket Earth Love - Borders patterned paper
Crate Paper Shine - Dazzle patterned paper
TCW Mini Winged Exploration 6x6 stencil 
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Ocean acrylic paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal mist
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Pink Cloud watercolour
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Pink Grapefruit watercolour
Uniball Signo - Gold gel pen
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Gold mist

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  1. So very lovely! Great text. Thanks for joining us at Berry71Bleu January challenge

  2. Hi this is fabulous, such a great background. thank you so much for entering our challenge here at Berry71Bleu x

  3. Oh wow...love how this turned out! So pretty and gorgeous! ;-) Thanks ever so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

  4. Great canvas! Thanks so much for joining us at Berry71bleu!


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