Saturday, February 10, 2018

Life Documented 2018 Week 6

Hi dear friends it's been a long time since I wrote the last post. O h my God, time flies and life can be so busy!! My baby makes today 10 months and i didn't noticed the time passing!!!

But  today I want to share with you this tutorial. I made this page for Life Documented 2018 and i loved!! 

The month theme is Hearts and flowers – exploring paints and mediums
Technique: use gel printed papers, stencils, and stamps to create a multi layered background
Prompt: Exploring texture and marks
Quote: Put your heart mind and soul into even your smallest acts

I really fear a blank page and most of the time I start by making a background, with collage or with paint. A background with depth and texture is inspiring for us to go further on the page. When sometimes with a blank page you get blocked, with a background you might be inspired with those colors, texture and shapes. I focused on exploring paint as in printing, creating texture and depth, as in the marks that I did on the page with some homemade tools or with stamps, or with the stencils to create more and more layers.

To create my background I started gathering some gelli printed papers, with lots of colors and textures, because of the stencils used when I printed. Some of the papers are translucent, like vegetable paper and it allows seeing underneath the paper some of the stamps. I love using the gelli plate because when you use it you can really explore paint, combinations of colors, textures and depth

I cut pieces of the papers and fill the page
In the middle of the collages I like to add some marks that will be visible when I glue semi translucent paper. It gives more texture to my page. So I used some stamps, here and there.

After my collage I use some watercolors to add color to the white parts of my background

At this time I like to add some white acrylic to blend the entire page, and create spots of texture and depth.
Then I continue creating layers upon layers with paint, stamps and stencils
I stamped tissue paper and add to my page. It will give a gorgeous volume and texture.
I add marks with some random tools.

Then I use a stencil to create a black spot on one part of the page, where I wrote the quote, and little spots to blend the entire page, to create harmony. Then, with white I created a big space to draw my flowers.
I continue adding more marks here and there and wrote the quote.

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