I love you Michelle Ward!
|Mixed media with digital text.|
I created a two-sided page on Strathmore Mixed Media Paper. This paper is great! It's smooth surface made writing I Corinthians 13 [the Love Chapter] with a Sharpie pen a pleasure. Next I used a favorite technique gleaned from an earlier crusade - gesso resist. Using a heart stencil, I applied tinted gesso with a sponge roller.
After the gesso dried, I used a limited color palette of transparent raw sienna, quinacridone magenta and phthalo blue, and transparent mixing white (zinc white). Since the paint was thick (Liquitex from tubes), I thinned the paint with matte medium and water. I wanted rich pigments and yet retain tooth to the paper for subsequent layers. Using the same paints, flowers and hearts were stencilled on the page. Circles were made using bottle caps for stamps.
|Page without the digital journaling.|
|Here's a wink to you, Michelle!|
This page used the same paints except for the transparent raw sienna. There was no journaling on the page either.
Last night I found a face (Sharon Tomlinson, thank you) and brought it out subtly with Inktense pencils.
Inktense go on like a regular colored pencil, but when you wet the color, it intensifies and you can move it with a paint brush. Once it dries, it is set. I have a small set of 12, but would love more some day.
Please look into the Green Pepper Press Street Team Crusades. They are still available for viewing and learning and doing! Michelle has been a generous teacher and a great cheer leader.
Regina, how perfectly it all came together. I love finding faces and thank you so much for the shout out. ♥
Oh Regina - you make me blush...same color as this lovely page ;) Such pretty colors. I love how you offer an explanation of how you got your results. Clever circles. I love the things you love too - gesso, limited palette, stencils... I love that the crusades has been a catalyst toward new friendships - the community building was one of my intentions. I am so happy to have made YOUR friendship and appreciate all you have shared over the years to enhance the experience of what we do and what we share. You've been a faithful cheerleader for creativity Regina. Thank you. xo
Oooh, beautiful and such dreamy, peaceful colours - some of my favourites. This is beautiful and your explanations are perfect. Love the face, too. Fabulous work x
What a fun exploratory process!
I'm a first-timer at the crusades but I've loved seeing what everyone has done. Your work is beautiful -I just love the colours and vividness of it all - the colours work so well together and your explanation of how you did it all is wonderfully clear. Thank you for sharing - I quite often choose muted, smudgy colours to work with but am very tempted to have a go at your stunning colour palette (if you have no objection)!
These are two of the most beautiful pages ever! Thank you for the head's up about Inktense. I've heard about them, but have never tried them, and never seen them so vibrantly exampled.
I just love your beautiful pages, and all the wonderfully explained layers! I have the set of 12 Intense pencils too, and I really love them...
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