July is my month. A month full of colour, happiness and light! So let's start!
In my first post, I would like to keep my attention to texture. I love to experiment with different materials, and try different ways to combine them to achieve surprising results. In my opinion, textures are key in my art jounals!
I started with a background of painter's tape (or masking tape), gesso and Gelatos®. I also adhered pieces of plastic net that I found in the DIY section in the supermarket.
Next, I used water to active the Gelatos® and small spurts of Lindy's Stamp Gang. These liquids help to move the color all over the background.
Once the background was dried, I added wide washi tape in a few areas.
Then add a layer of acrylic paint and modeling paste with other mask. For contrast, I added a little stamping with black ink.
I decided to add my photo by cutting it into pieces. This is an artistic way of expressing the sad feeling kind of like the old saying "broken into pieces" of course not literally ;).
To add more color I used my Gelatos® over a few areas. I also added stickles over the word Pretty to give it more weight.
Then I outlined some of the elements with a pencil. This helps to bring out the details and offers a nice shadow or border to the things that I want to bring forward in my composition.
See the wonderful texture with the modeling paste and netting? Even the waxy feeling of the Gelatos® gives texture to the page.
I invite you to visit my blog www.silviasantoyo.com, and in my next post, I promise a video!
Here is a list of products in Limor's Shop.
- Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - Gelatos®: I use Metallic Melon, Wild Cherry, Bubble gum and Lemon
- Golden Modeling paste
- Liquitex Acrylic Paint
- Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
- Prima Marketing 12x12 Princess Stencil
- Treasured memories stamp
- Prima Marketing - Finnabair - Rust & Dust Stamp