hope everyone is well, if not a little frustrated at this changeable weather ha ha?
Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover gave us an amazing lesson on the use of frames and asked us to have a 'play'.
I had so much fun playing with this and here are the three pages that I came up with........
The first page uses a plain background as I really wanted the images to be the focal point. Tee hee, saying that I still couldn't help myself and inked up and stamped around the edge of the page to create a border!!
I have adapted the frame technique that Elizabeth showed us and have used a small doily to curl up around the image rather than another page in my book........
For the second page I decided to recycle some of the pages that I had cut out of my book at the preparation stage. I used a craft template to cut a frame in a surplus page, this was then sprayed with chalk mist and sponged with distress ink to create a base. I then used the Stampotique large heart stamp and painted over this with an acrylic glaze. I was lucky enough to find a picture of a row of houses which were pasted on behind the frame - cliched as it may be, I am a firm believer that 'home is where the heart is'........
My final offering started as a bit of an experiment with acrylic ink. I wanted to see how they would behave painted on top of each other as they are supposed to dry semi-translucent so that you can build up layers of colour?? I coated my page with white acrylic and once dry dropped on some red ink, swished it around the page with a damp brush (lol, needs to be done pretty quickly as the ink drys quite fast!) and let this dry. I then repeated the process with yellow and blue inks in turn.
The background is very random and not very refined ha ha but I was delighted to find that you do get other colours coming through where the inks sit on top of each other.
The colours made me think of parrots and luckily I had a fab picture in my collage stash, this was then framed using some sticky backed paper tape that I coloured to match ish!!!!!!!!
Thank-you so much for popping by,