I apologise for not posting sooner, I promise I haven’t dissapeared again, I am happy to report that I have been busy making a right old mess with the paints and inks :)
On new years day I decided to make a collage from a sheet of 12×12 board which came with our new 2014 calendars, its seemed a shame to throw it out as it was a nice piece of card so I decided to re-purpose it.
To begin with I covered the whole thing with white gesso, then I added random scraps of torn papers all over the card till I was happy with how it looked, at this point it looked like this:
Next I covered the whole thing in gesso:
Then I covered it with random colours of green and yellow acrylic paints and built up the layers:
Finally I added a distressed edge all the way around the board using a sponge and a brown dye inkpad, I also added the quote you see taken from a sheet of scrapbook paper and added a few bits of bling to finish it off: