Thursday, 23 April 2015

Oriental Journal Page

Added some oriental newsprint, some washi tape and some gesso to the page. Once dry coloured it with yellow submarine, tango and blood orange freso paints, love these because all the colours are translucent so you can still see the print and washi underneath. 

Stamped the main images onto tissue paper, cut them out and used DecoArt ultra matte varnish to adhere them to the page, love this as it not only acts as a glue but has no shimmer whatsoever, it's perfectly matte.  

The other stamping is done with black gesso which has given a lovely crisp black image.

After taking the photo I though that the main images looked lost on the page, so out came the black sharpie pen.

Close up of the image outlined with the sharpie pen

Another close up of the image

And the dragon, love how this has come out. Orange flicker DecoArt metallic lustre was rubbed over the gesso'd parts to hi-light the texture, you can just see the shimmer to the right here.

And one of my favourite images of all time by Lynne Perrella. 


Helen said...

oh so that's where you disappeared to!! love this page, Sam - the outlining is just the perfect finish!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great Page Sam. Love the colours suits the stamps perfectly.

massofhair said...

LOVING the DecoArt Metallic Lustres Sam, have a lot of the colours now, they are so rich and fantastic when watered down, so glad i got the Orange Flicker, used it today on a project and really like the finish it gives.

Gorgeous page and some great stamps :-) xxx

chrissies said...

Terrific ideas on this page Sam-love the colours.

Chrissie xx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful colours and images! xxx

Sandy said...

Beautiful Sam - your creation looks like a tapestry.
Sandy xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fantastic page Sam, great colours & textures.

Hazel Agnew said...

Great idea to bring out the images with the Sharpie pen. loving the colour mix! x

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