Friday, July 25, 2014

Texture

Yesterday I finally got back into the groove of being home after our 10 day summer vacation. I now feel in summer mode...and I love it! Summer mode is when I can go up to my happy place in an old T shirt and shorts after breakfast and lose track of time. It doesn't matter if I don't eat lunch until 2 o'clock or even later. It doesn't even matter if I don't shower until later in the afternoon. I putter and poke and am such a happy gal. I can just play and be relaxed and whittle the morning away.
So here's a journal page I played with yesterday.
I had used some clear gel medium and a gear stencil a while back to make the first texture layer on this page.  Then the page got put in a pile and sat for a few weeks. So yesterday I sprayed, brush painted, rubbed paint, rubbed off paint and also stamped the background.
Then I added the butterfly. Its made using a new die I recently picked up on a markdown table.  Thought the 3D of it was a lot of fun. I colored it with spray inks and then added it. So while I waited for things to dry I was cleaning off a mess on my table and found this old sticky tag from luggage. I added that-why not? Also that metal word bar was off of something else and sitting on my table so I added that too.
And my table looks a lot better now too!
Thanks for visiting my blog today. 

16 comments:

Kat Griffin said...

you have created a beauty here. Love the butterfly as they are my favorite summertime winged creature
Summer sure is flying by isn't it?
-Kat-

Faye said...

Love the complementary color scheme as well as the fabulous textures. Your butterfly die makes such dainty and elegant butterflies.

Lady Lilith said...

Oh how nice. I love the colors and textures.

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours, and the great background. Valerie

Terri Morse said...

Wow, I love your use of gel medium for the stencil. The overall effect of color and texture is wonderful. Hugs, Terri

bindu saju said...

Great textures. Wish you added more photos of how the page looked before adding everything...

Julie Huston said...

Hi, You are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:
http://kittypartay.blogspot.com/2014/07/feline-art-friday-6.html

bindu saju said...

Letting you know, I pinned and the pin can be viewed http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216454325815489751/. It is on my board MixedMedia

Giggles said...

Happy Summer holiday to you!! Love the gorgeous color combo and great detail and texture of this piece!!

Hugs Giggles

sheila 77 said...

What a lovely collage/painting, it all comes together beautifully. Have a happy arty summer!

Carol said...

Great colors and love all of the textures! The butterfly really sets everything off. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind words on my blog! Looking forward to more visits.

Linda K said...

really lovely rich colors in your collage. I am with you about summer-enjoy!

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Lovely page! I love that kind of times, when you are free to do as you like.
Happy PPF
Ilona

Susan Carol said...

Gorgeous page. Love the backround texture and the butterfly is stunning. I must try doing a stencil with clear gel medium as a base.

Beth Niquette said...

How beautiful--so unique and eye-catching. I love what you did with dyes and color. Amazing.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You sound happy. I think sunshine does that. LOL I really like how you created this piece. Very nice.
Nicole/Beadwright