Leandra has some amazing designers on her blog lately. The following piece was inspired by a recent project by Sue Carrington. Full details are on Paper Artsy blog.
Sue started with a blank wall hanging but as I didn't have one I used an offcut of chipboard and glued diamond shapes of corrugated card to it as shown.
I then added texture paste through a handmade stencil as shown below.
Once dry, I gave the board a base coat of acrylic paint then added a couple of other colours with a baby wipe. I have to say, I WISH I had the Paper Artsy fresco paints. I used them at the trade show and have to say they are amazing, The problem I have is that I need to use the paints up that I have first.......or do I ?
I continued adding to the background by stencils, masks and text. All the text on the background are by Paper Artsy.
Once I was happy with the background I simply Stamped a couple of Paper Artsy butterflies and added them as shown,
Then made a rose and some leaves as above. The photo below shows the dimension of the butterflies. Take a look on Paper Artsy blo. I was so pleased I did and am grateful to Sue for the inspiration I gained from her.
These three tiny frames are the result of a recent class I taught.
Below are some backgrounds from my art journal....
I love creating backgrounds....
I just struggle with adding journaling.
Instead of journalling I tend to use stamped quotes.
Maybe one day I will get into the journalling side of it.