Yesterday morning the studio was brightly sunlit, and I began a painting project. In a previous post I wrote about how I use leftover paint to paint pages to use in later projects. I pulled out some of those pages and set them aside for further embellishment.
I gathered my supplies, paints, stencils and stamps.
I spent the morning, painting papers, and of course making some new pages with the left over paints.
I wanted a variety of colors in lights and darks, as well as bright and dull pages. Since my sketchbook pages are painted on both sides I painted both sides which doubles my options in using them.
I let them dry overnight and this morning I painted them with soft gel gloss mixed with iridescent paint. The soft gel makes them soft and pliable so they can be stitched by hand or machine. The addition of a little gold paint to the soft gel gloss adds a bit of sparkle and unifies the pages.
Alas, every good party must come to an end.
I’m working on a project using these papers which I plan to submit for publication. Yikes! I’ve said it out loud!