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!

6 comments:

Maija said...

They are all so lovely - the whitewash technique is fabulous!

Jo Wholohan said...

ooOOOoo the whitewash tec looks fantastic Martha!!! I love what you have done with it all, hmmm another book I MUST get :))

PS Parcel on the way finally!!

Joanne Huffman said...

You did beautifully with the whitewash technique.
Joanne

audrey h. said...

These are beautiful and I love the white theme.

p.s. thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment :o)

purplepaint said...

Martha - oh I love the whitewash! Looks great! Your blog is wonderful!!!!! I've added it to my faves. :) Marva

ScaryCheri said...

I love your white wash colored pages, lol. And the bird ATC's are superb. Well done. Hugz, Scary