It wasn't until I was about to post my September pages that I noticed that I had not even shared August yet. Let's start there...
For these pages, we started by laying down our gesso very thin in order to allow the words to show through slightly. Over that, we layered the moulding paste using a funky patterned template.
After making our paper very wet with water, we sprayed on layers of colour using spray inks. I concentrated on putting colour on the moulding paste and then let it run thin (by spraying on more water) over the rest of the pages.
When the inks were dry, we used some great stamps to fill in some of the background. I especially loved the % stamp. Our instructor has this great collection of stamps that she has had forever, and some that she has found at vintage shops. Oh, how I love her extensive collection (You're a Rock Star Lynne!)
I absolutely adore all of the fun tidbits we end up using to embellish our pages. This month, the focal point was this envelope, torn across the bottom, grunged up a bit, and our photos layered on top. It is fun to work on these little side projects while the gesso, paint and stamping layers are drying. (And that 1/2 stamp!...)
At the end, we finished it up with strips of washi tape, word strips cut from the actual book, flowers, this cool film strip (printed on transparency) and of course, the corrugated cardboard corner.
Once again, I loved these pages. So much fun stuff going on here. Each month I continue to add a new little 'technique' or idea to my growing repertoire.
Oh what will I do when this class comes to an end...?