Hi hope you are all well.
So for some time I had a small double page spread started which kind of dried up for inspiration as can happen.
Today while struggling to acclimate to a hearing aid I thought I would try to distract myself from the incessant buzzing!
Following my recent posts I thought I would draw on my Finnibair course to inspire me and a vintage photo of my maternal great grandparents.
The base spread was made up of Tim Holtz paper and tissue paper torn and applied to the page. Although I love the American street sign paper it didn't fit with what I wanted so I did a gesso wash to knock it back.
Next step was applying some colour using a floral template from Barbara Grey and turquoise and lime dylusion sprays. Again knocked back a little with my scrap paper.
Next I applied some Luminaire silks in the coordinating colors to add some shimmer. I then applied a pink doily and a strip of adhesive decorative tape.
After adhering the photo I began to compose the embellishments and stuck them using heavy duty medium.
Once happy I painted all metal embellishments with gesso as I wanted to change their colour and accent them with mica Silks.
Once this was all completed to know the brightness back I used a dry brush technique with navy paint around the edges.
I stamped some words and coloured them with distress stain.
The poem suited what I wanted to say about those wishing for their loved ones to come back from war.
Hope you like the results as much as I do.