Friday, 16 September 2011

Sketchbook tutorial

Finished page :Unfurling browns and golds

My sketchbook page today started different to the way I have been working over the past few weeks. 



First I put watered down glue onto the page from a seed report book.  I smeared it all over with my fingers.  FUN!


I then tore up small pieces of scrapbooking paper and stuck them all over the page.  I love using text on my page as a background as it adds a wonderful texture to a page.  I layered glue over the top of the paper to keep it all flat.



I smeared red brown, mid brown, and chocolate brown all over the page, until I was happy with the effect.  I took a towel and wiped a little paint off in selected areas to see more of the papers underneath. I used a circle shape and a flower stamp in the wet paint for added texture.

When it was dry I printed part of a flower stencil in yellow brown on the page and added a tear drop cookie cutter print in brown red on the page.


I used gold paint on a commercial flower stamp.  I love gold paint!!!  The took some sequin waste and using a stencil brush I added more texture with red brown paint.



I used the stencil brush around the edges of ta maple leaf stencil to create more texture.  I used red brown and mid brown for this.


Using a mixture of gold and red brown paint I stencilled a curly flower over the top of the page.


Finally details were added with a gold pen.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful Catherine. I love that you've changed up your approach. Variety is the spice of life. Thanks for sharing you process in the gorgeous tutorial. xx

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  2. I've just been scrolling down through all your sketchbooks and loving the layering look and then to read this post and see all the work that goes into those layers- wow!

    And good luck with your time management - I need a revamp too.

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