Hi Bee Arters .... I am back on the BLOG and catching up with my last post just in time for Halloween if your keen ... remember if Halloween is not your scene you can always try a substitute theme such as:
Floral delights clear stamp set
Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
Versamark Stamp pad translucent
Embossing powder – white
Catalyst silicone mini blade tool
Blank Tissue paper
Permanent Black Pen (Sharpie/Calligraphy Pen or equivalent)
Paints used; DW Ruby, Elephant, Olive and Black
White Paint Pen
Prepare the page with two coats of Gesso
Begin adding paint marks on the page overlapping the collage paper (I opted to create a ‘crossed’ shape for this layout with a couple of smaller marked areas on the page . I started with the Elephant colour, followed by the olive colour then lastly adding Ruby (dry off after each if they blend too much).
Add small blocks of (messy) black paint to the main painted areas, including along the bottom of the page to anchor the elements. Dry off.
Add marks to the black painted area. Add white dots over most of the black sections, however, I left three larger blocks in order to add ‘white crosses’ to these areas.
Add border around the edge of the page using Ruby and Olive paint. Add ‘Ruby splatters’ to the page over the painted areas mostly, try to keep as much white page as possible.
Adhere the floral bouquet cut out to the bottom edge of the page following the vertical line of pattern. Add mounting tape behind the tag then place along the cross over of lines on top third of the page. Could add some cotton thread if desired.