Today I want to show you how I have created this sketchbook page. I have done this sketchbook page with the theme unfurled in mind......the unfurling of layers.
This Page has quite a few layers in it to get the depth of colour and textures.
I used a old seed catalogue of my husbands. I thought this fitted in really well with the theme and also was great for recycling and for the pocket book. I glued 2 pages together as they needed to be thicker to take the acrylic paint I would be using.
I squirted blobs of 3 colours of paint on the page. I wanted to create an analogous colour scheme so I used yellow and red to get a third colour orange. The white was added to create tints within those hues. Using my fingers (lots of fun) I spread the paint around the page
Using a palette knife I pulled the knife over the surface of paint to reveal some of the page underneath.
I then took commercial stamps I have and pressed them into the wet paint. this added extra texture into the paint and revealed more of the original magazine layer underneath. I then left it to dry.
Next I took a cork and pressed it into white and yellow paint and stamped the cork over the page. using my finger I blended the circular shapes into the page.
I took a lid of a container and dipped it into red paint and stamped that down the right hand edge of the page. I blended it in more with my finger.
Next I used a flower stencil and red paint all over the page. Over the top of the page I printed a flower in white paint. I had to this a couple of times as it was too transparent to start with. Then I let it dry.
Using a white Inktense pencils I sketched some more white on the background and used water to blend it in. Then I took a white pen and drew around the flower and drew white spirals on the background.
I added sliver pen over the white pen to give an extra shine. Then added a silver box around the flower (this is hard to see)
I love how the layers unfurl the more you look at this page.
This is another page I have made using this same technique.