Autumn Rain

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Art Mediums, Gesso, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Hello it's Fiona

Fiona frame

here with my final guest post on Limor's wonderful team.
If you missed my last post, you can view it here "Lost In
Thought"
. Before I begin, I would like to thank Limor for giving
me the opportunity to design for her. I have thoroughly enjoyed being
a part of the team, joining in with the Ustream workshops, seeing all
the wonderful work by the other designers, chatting to members in the
facebook pages and seeing how amazing you all are at creating so many
imaginative and beautiful works of art.

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I leave you with a little art journal spread I just had to create as
soon as I saw the Retro
Postcard Ephemera
pack.For your convenience, I will link up the supplies below for easy
reference. I started by making a little Art Journal from an old book
cover. I learned basic book binding a couple of years ago and hadn't
used it since. So it was good to run through it again to jog my
memory. It's not perfect but that's ok too.After prepping the paper I got straight to work adding some old dress
pattern paper to the background to give it some texture. I felt it
suited the vintage theme of the little book too.

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I had a bit of the play with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Shots, simply
mixing them with water to make water color paints (as you know, my
favorite medium!). I liked the results so these became my background
papers.Adding the Lindy's Stamp Gang "Mango Mania" and "Pineapple
Paradise" Flat Shots
to the background I knew would give it an
Autumn feel. So with my background all done,

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I decided that I would make some leaves to embellish my page with and
boy did they POP! I immediately loved them and couldn't wait for the
page to all come together.

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After some stamping with the Kaisercraft "Sketchy" background stamp I was ready
to position the postcard I had chosen to use as the main feature.To add a bit of interest I decided to cut the feet at the bottom off
and position them on the other page as a separate little feature on
their own. I loved the city cape with the umbrella and the rain but
the feet walking along the wet pavement was really the focus of my
inspiration.The final phase was to now bring it all together and highlight certain
elements of the page. Washi tape to define the rectangles and the
photos, some black chalk paint flecks to bring out the intensity of
the colors and that adorable Amy Tangerine Thickers heart to finish it
all off.

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But to be honest, until the leaves were added, I wasn't sure it was
going to work. once they were in place (agonizing experience in itself
LOL) THEN I fell in love with it. All it needed was some light
doodling with my little pen and it was complete!

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You can watch it all unfold in my process video.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Again, thank you Limor and thank you everyone for having me here. It
has been an absolute pleasure.

xx Fiona

Products List:

Amy Tangerine Thickers "Twins"

Washi Tape "Script"

DIY Shop Brayer Hearts and Chevrons

Fan Brush

Chalk Board paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel
Medium

Retro Postcard Ephemera

Lindy's Stamp Gang "Mango Mania" and "Pineapple
Paradise" Flat Shots

Kaisercraft "Sketchy" background stamp

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