So these past two days have been dedicated to finishing up "Our House" It is funny how when I started this page that I was very reluctant and not pleased but I had an absolutely fabulous time adding my collage elements. Sarah actually told us not to add to many but I just could not stop.
Here was what she wanted us to do:
Today we are going to collage over some of our drawings. You can use patterned papers, tissue paper, dictionary paper, anything you can think of! Rip papers to fit windows, roofs, edges of buildings, etc. I attached mine with Matte gel over and under my papers but just use what you've got. Go over your outlines with a permanent ink pen.
My favorite thing that I did is the whole punched elements I added to the sky. All I did was dump my whole punch onto a glued section of my page and press down, once it dried I wiped away the extra scraps and this is what i was left with. I really love the texture it created and I couldn't wait to see what it would look like with paint over it, which is what we did on day 12.
I loved how Sarah painted her house but as I have said before this particular page is way out of my element so paining scared the begebies out of me. But I threw caution to the wind and added my color...
For the sky I mixed a blue acrylic paint with some blue pearl ex powder so the sky does shimmer a bit. I also put the paint on in swirls...I wanted the sky to look like it had some movement.
For the right had page I painted the buildings with a silver paint watered down. I pressed the paint with a paper towel so there is a bit of a pattern to the paint. It is really neat in real life.
And for "My House" I mixed some brown paints with a reddish toned pearl ex powder, I was hoping to get a brick color. It however did work and looked very flat so I hand drew some bricks with my brown sharpie and then sprayed the page with a gold glimmer mist and a walnut ink. It added a lot of depth which is what i was going for.
Unfortunately it was really hard to get a good close up, detailed photo of the paint effects. Here is the best one I could get. The flash on the camera really bounced off of my door which is made out of glossy paper with alcohol inks. But you can see the glimmer mist gold and some of the Walnut ink.
I had a lot of fun with this page. it is amazing how my feelings towards it changed over the days. I hope you enjoy!