Yesterday, I had a friend come over who wanted to try her hand at just spraying paper and having some fun. LOL Well, it didn't take long and she was having a blast with sprays, inks, stamps... LOL While she played I worked on my stuff. The first page I had started the night before after finishing my last blog entry and completed it yesterday.
I grabbed some of my Prima sprays and sprayed them over a gesso'd page. I love how the sprays pitted over the gesso almost like the same effect you get with sprinkling salt over top. I started off with some brown in the two corners but felt it need just a little something else so I went back over top and sprayed some purple. Winner! I found that the brown underneath helped tone down the brightness of the purple which was perfect.
Next up... pick out some stamps. Because of the pitting, it reminded me of underwater bubbles, so I choose the Dylusions stamp sets to create an underwater scene. These sea creatures are so much fun!
I wanted to use my pencils so that I would start using some mediums that I have shelved and not used in some time. These pencils were one of those items. My goal is to start using at least one thing that I haven't used in a while or at all per page. We'll see how I do with that in the upcoming projects. LOL
Almost done. I sprayed some paper and stamped the saying onto it, cut it out and sealed it down with some gel matte medium. Next, I needed to add some white to the page to highlight they eyes and some bubbles. I used a White Out pen for the fishies and a white charcoal pencil for the bubbles. I used a charcoal soft white so they bubbles were there but not so obviously that they looked the same as the white eyes of the fish. I found the gel pen didn't want to write on the background. Not sure why. I also used some charcoal black to frame the words.
And there we go. My page is done. I contemplated doing some shading within the seaweed but I didn't want to darken the page too much. I may go back later and do that... not sure yet. Should I or shouldn't I, that is the question. If I do, I'll add the revised photo below.
Thanks for stopping by again. Let me know if you think I should add more shading. I'm really undecided on that. :) Have a great day and I'm off to add a few more photos on my next entry of time spent with my GF just playing and having some fun. :)