My lovely and very talented friend Brenda of Bumblebees and Butterflies has invited us to join her on a Visual Journey - experimenting with art journal pages with no constraints, working quickly and freely. What a fabulous idea. You can find all the details of the journey here and clicking here will take you to her post this week where she has made a fabulous double page collage using image transfers.
I took a couple of pages from an old dictionary (it has been falling apart for years and so I don't mind re-using it) and gave them a coat of gesso.
I used a wet paintbrush around the napkin image I wanted which made it easier to tear. It was a little difficult to separate the top layer of the napkin from the other two layers, but this managed I then stuck them down with multi medium adhesive. They took a while to dry but later I blended some Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint Distress Ink here and there and used Walnut Stain Distress Ink through the layering stencil to create the cup marks and for the dream stamp in the top right hand corner. I blended some around the edges of he pages too. The butterflies and sentiment were stamped in Arcival Black and Coffee.
I have worked with napkins before but not on dictionary paper. I love the way they just float on top of the text and it is easy to stamp over the top of them to blend everything together.
And here is the double page spread stuck down in my art journal - the pages were so very flimsy I had a job getting them to go where I wanted on the page!
Thank you Brenda for a lovely inspiring challenge and Paper Artsy for the prompt to try my napkins on dictionary paper!
Thank you for joining me today.