Hope everyone is well & happy.
A while back I bought 4 bottles of Adirondak Colourwah sprays – Lettuce, Expresso, Wild Plum and Cranberry. I was so excited to use them, probably over-excited, but all that happened was that I created a big, big mess. This is the first spread I created using the Colorwash sprays and I mainly used Lettuce and Expresso with a touch of Cranberry:
Still without any stencils I used some more precut paper, this time it was cut with big swirls. In the end I did quite like how the spread turned out, it has a kind of surreal feel to it which is why I put the quote “It started out like any ordinary day” Have you ever had days like that when everything starts out normal but things just get stranger and stranger? No! well maybe it’s just me then. 😉
It took a lot of work before I was even slightly happy with the pages, there are layers and layers of paint, paper, gesso and stamping. I can’t remember where most of the collaged images came from – this is the troube with creating pages and then not putting them online until some time later, if I was organised I would keep a note of how each spread was made as this would help me to learn, I could give credit to others where it’s due and explain my process, but if you knew me you would realise that’s never going to happen, because ‘organised’ is not an adjective anyone would use to describe me!
I do know where the image of the Cheshire cat came from though, it’s from the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Collection. I bought 2 sheets of that paper when I purchased the colorwash sprays. I had to take a deep breath before I could bring myself to cut into that beautiful paper. I’ve always loved the Alice books and the image fitted in with the surreal feel to the pages.