Saturday, November 03, 2007
Romancing the Paper
I tried Rachel Emilie Jackson's technique from Somerset Workshop 3. It involves lots of layers of coffee, gesso and paint. I tested it out on Jen's RR book -- the theme was "choose your colour" then work in that colour. My colour was, well.... whitewash? Off white? Okay, so I cheated a bit..... I really loved the results -- especially on the left side of the spread (top). The right side started fine, but I added a piece, and then it was unbalanced, so I had to add more stuff, and then it was kind of full. I was really happy with the sign-in tag (we were supposed to use a paint chip that Jen provided) -- but it doesn't look as great on my computer. Then I made some birdie ATCs. These have been sent off to Donna L!