We're kicking off the second week of the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie today. I am the host for this challenge and one of the things I don't like at this time of year is the lack of light to craft by in the evenings. So, for this challenge I'd like you to include something in your project that makes reference to light, this could be a lamp, lantern, rays of light or even gradients of colour that get lighter!
I decided to create a journal page and bring some light into it. I attended a Dina Wakley class recently and one of the things that we did was to make our own paper from tissue paper and acrylic paint. This is where I started, using Dylusions paints and makeing brush strokes and dipping a plastic card into paint to make lines. It's actually quite therapeutic !
I gessoed the journal page then used a mixture of a baby wipe and my finger to blend Dylusions paint over the page keeping the light colour separate and blending to darker colours. I tore up the tissue paper and glued pieces over the page. Then I used the Dylusions honeycomb stencil with heavy white Gesso to add some texture. I then used a Dina Wakley stencil to create the centre of the leaves and stencilled with the Dina Wakley Jungle stencil. I then used a watercolour pencil to sketch in the leaves and used a damp brush to smudge the pencil.
I used the Wendy Vecchi A to Z background stamp and did some random stamping.
I then used a plastic card dipped in some Gesso and created some lines through the leaves.
To make the centre as bright as possible I used my finger and rubbed some Gesso along the edge, then I stamped the sentiment which is a Dina Wakley stamp.
I used some black Dylusions paint around the edge of the page to distress it.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and look forward to seeing how you create some light in your projects. Make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.