Good Afternoon papercrafters. On a previous post I shared with you that I had been inspired by the "Inspiration Wednesday" video's by Donna Downey. Every wednesday Donna explores different techniques and ways to apply color. She does this in her "inspiration journal". You can view a list of all of them on her blog HERE. I am enjoying learning about different ways to apply color.
I have decided to display my "journal pages" on my 7 Gypsies Photo stand and will share these with you as I create them.
So for this page I started with water color paper. Apply a water down yellow acrylic paint. I used a green water color crayon around the edges. I just colored it on and then added a little water with a wet paint brush, blending with the yellow. I wanted it a little lighter in the middle so I used some white acrylic paint here and there til I got the look I wanted. Next I used my Layers of Color Natural Flourish art stencil . So easy to use. I applied VersaMagic Tea Leaves with this in 2 of the corners. My butterflies and the floral center in the large flower are from "Flutterescent" and "Flowering Gem" clear art stamp sets by Layers of Color. I needed a center for the flower so I started digging through my stash and found this neglected pack of metal brads. Just big enough to fit. To tie everything in, I decided to add some gold around the edge of my frame (really old as well) and butterflies. I think the ruffled ribbon works great for the stem and leaves. The quote is from Inspirational Quotes.
The font style is totally inspired by Donna. To finish it off, I used a charcoal pencil around the edges.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!