Roses, Lace & Butterflies
Time for a new challenge over at Gecko Galz ~
you can play from today,
April 1st~April 30th-seriously!
No joking here!
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There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz!!
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!! It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree
On with my goddess...
Paint gesso over substrate
Choose which graphics to use and audition them in various positions.
When decided,cut away and around graphics to fit together
Side view shows how I cut part way around the butterflies to fit over my main subject
Next,used handmade paper that was same coloring of my graphics.
This paper I tore and crumpled and stitched over the top of my substrate,making sure to leave raised areas
Here,I used DecoArt Metallic Lustre' applied to the raised areas of the paper with my fingers
Coat cardboard piece with black Gesso, to be used for backing the graphics
Combine glazing medium and Magenta Interference/Gold Interference
(I did this because i was not sure which color I would use)
This paint mix was applied over the black gesso
Next I applied a gold & black handmade paper to the gessoed piece leaving a 1/4 inch around the edges.
Centered my graphics and glued everything into place onto black gessoed substrate
Before adding my main graphics, I tore some vintage lace and sewed that onto the page substrate
Next, I added a bit of Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide to some of the graphics to tone and blend more.
Fancy cut some roses and a butterfly and glued into place.
After all the gluing had dried,I added liquid lead by DecoArt to the butterfly and background flowers on the main graphic-for added interest
My goddess journal now has five pages. I'll keep on till I feel it is finished,then will share it's entirety with you.
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Gecko Galz collage sheets~
Birds,Butterflies Fly Free
Little Asian Girl
Metallic Lustre'~Gold Rush
DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics~
Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Gesso~ Black,White
Americana Glazing Medium
DecoArt Liquid Lead
footnote to my blog friends....Sorry I have not been around, After my son left, we had the grands for Easter break and since they left, I have been down and out with a bug-yick! I am trying my best to visit you-sorry if i miss a post or two hugs,Jackie