söndag 17 maj 2015

Cook Eat Wash Repeat

Good morning! :D

Here is my take on Inspiration Wednesday #2 - iw 1.21.15 with Donna Downey.

I started my background with Liquitex modeling paste and a text stencil from Dina Wakley.

Over the modeling paste I did some glazing with a yellow (Hansa Yellow Light) and dark blue (Ultra marine blue) Golden fluid acrylic paint.

Then on with the collage. This part was sooo much fun. :D I used a tag, tissue paper from T. Holtz, old book paper, thickers, the ungessoed inclusion, corrugated paper, a border from Bacil Basics and other left over scraps. Love it! :)

... almost wanted to leave it like this. ;)

... but I went on with the workshop, took out my palette knife and modeling paste and started covering it all up. Which is kind of cool as well, when everything kind of melts together with the background.

Did some splatter with Liquitex India Ink... always hard to control where the splatters end up. ;)

Covered some of the ones I didn't like with gesso. :P

Did a third glace with Magenta over the collage/modeling paste and kept some of the paint... so it is just a hint of pink... 

Used a scrap from one of my Sodalicious papers, the banner with the name of the paper... 

Isn't this kind of a big part of life: Cook Eat Wash Repeat? & Repeat? ;)

And at last a yummy close up of all the texture with all the layers of paper and modeling paste. :D Yum!

Have a great day, peeps!

måndag 4 maj 2015

45 möh

Good morning! :D

To reach your goals, you need to challenge your fears and climb up high! 

In the summer of 2013 I joined the crew of the Swedish Ship Götheborg for two weeks, on the first leg of the Tall Ship Race in the Baltic sea. An amazing experience! :)

This is my inspiration, a scraplift challenge over on the Sodalicious blog.

I was inspired by the black lines and the black square, the torn up book paper in the corners, the orange photo underlay combined with the blue circles. :) Oooo... and also the numbers. A lot of inspiration.  

First I added  some tissue paper with text on, on the corners of a Sodaliciuos paper, with mod podge.

Then I added some orange and yellow paint with Liquitex Acrylic Markers in a square where I wanted the photo... and some on the corners as well, to give the layout balance. 

There are a lot of lines on the photo, with all the ropes from the sails... I used a ruler to draw those ropes out from the photo, continuing onto the paper. This gives a depth to the whole layout, I think. :)

I also doodled some squares on and around the photo. 

I decorated with wooden like thickers, some rope twine and blue brads - to keep the nautical feeling.

Have a great day! :D