Monday, May 28, 2018

A Tidy Mind

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!
Good morning and happy Bank Holiday weekend (well it is in the UK) it's Sue here with more feathers for our 'Tweet This' challenge.

It's very rare that I make anything straight into my journal, I'm far too chicken. I usually make something loose and then sew it in, but I was feeling bold today.
I started by gessoing the pages as I knew that I wanted to make a Brusho background, so there would be lots of water. What I didn't know was where I was going to go from there! After the gesso I did some stencilling with texture paste, then drank lots of coffee and ate my body weight in biscuits until it was dry. It's white paste on a white background - there is no photograph (I was too busy eating the biscuits)

I do love Brusho's! This looks really nice IRL with the drips and the puddles. I had to keep moping up the spine otherwise it would have all pulled apart.

I added a few doodles with black and metallic paints, and also some white pen. I stamped Tidy Minds in pink ink onto some tissue paper and stuck it down. Then I went around the edges of the tissue and the pages with the edges of the stamp and black ink. I painted the reverse of the tissue with white acrylic so that the sentiment stood out better.

I love this bird! He's called Feather Bird, but I call him Frank. I just think that he looks like a Frank! Sometimes I think that he looks angry, but today he's just being creative (messy) Anyway Frank's been stamped and embossed onto tissue paper. I've added a Tim Holtz sticker in the corner 'cos I liked the sentiment.

All done!
There's still time for you to enter our challenge, but be quick - remember you're playing for new rubber!
Enjoy the rest of your week, and thanks very much for looking xx

1 comment:

butterfly said...

Love, love that rainbow background - the colours are amazing - and the (Un)tidy bird always makes me happy.
Alison x