Happy September everyone. It's a new month and almost time to start the transition into autumn. Although I do miss the longer days of early summer, those cooler nights sure make it nice sleeping.
This month our new challenge is Jo's pick, and it is TEXTURE.
But before I get too far into the post, I once again want to thank Alison for a fantastic challenge in August. It was great thinking out of the box about pockets and tags.
Here's my first texture journal page for September. I created my background texture in a multi-step process.
1) I began with sme used and dried up baby wipes. I ripped them into shreds and used some matte medium to glue them down in a rough manner.
2) I used some various acrylic pants as well as brushes and a wet baby wipe to spread and blend them.
3) Then once the paints dried, I took a stencil and some black paint over the whole page. I only stenciled areas but I did the areas over the whole page.
I then added some scrap bits from my scrap image box. and the black circle tissues are from some Dina Wakely printed tissue paper I have. I used a bit of coffee colored ink to connect all my scrap bits and blend them into the background a tiny bit.
I stamped the men and the steampunk bird on white paper and fussy cut them. I also stamped the explorer 1900 phrase directly onto my background. I finished off by adding the TH word quotes.