I think the quote I used for this page "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be" by Douglas Adams, realy sums it all up for what happened to this page.
I did set out to do a heavy textural page, I don't think this is what I was going for in the beginning. But since this is where It took me, that's where I went.
I did take some pictures while working on the page, so you can see what it is I'm talking about. I do have to warn you, this is an extremely picture heavy post =).
I started out with a collaged background an then added some gesso over it.
I added some color to the background with all sorts of stencils, paints and sprays and some washi tape. Decided I would mute it al down by adding the blue, while keeping some elements of the background.
I did very much want to keep the picture of the little match girl that was on the bookpage (they were all Anderson fairy tales).
I added extra texture with texture paste and some stencils.
Didn't know where to take the page from here, so I added some color.
Then muted it all down again by adding a white wash.
Had no clue by this time what I was doing, so I started to see if I could fit a face in there.
I lined the face out with water color pencil en then added some white acrylic paint to outline it even further. In the layer beneauth the eyes I saw tears, so I left tose untouched.
I also left the little match girl fairly untouched. Added some more color, trying to decide how the face was going to integrate with the background.
And wound up in a completely different place as I set out to go to. Hardly any pastel colors in sight now.
But with all said and done I like what it looks like now. It may need some more finishing touches, but I'm not sure about that. I added some text stamp and wrote my quote all around the circles. I realy like how that looks and it was fun to do.
So now that I have posted this, I can go back to my struggle with the Tim Holtz tags for may, or do something completely different alltogether. Mmmm, I still have that white canvas in the attick, maybe I should get that down and see if I'm ready to work on a canvas again...What do you think?
It would be nice to work on something without having to work around a fold in the middle...
I hope you enjoyed watching my overload on proces pictures and I wish you all a wonderful wednesday.
Linking this to:
- Our creative corner: Anything goes
- Challenges 4 everybody: challenge # 20 Anything goes
- Fashionable stamping challenges: challenge # 47 - anything goes (as I did do some stamping, text stamp and the blue swirls)
- Creative Every Day Check-In May 13-19