Hello! We have a really fun case file at CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration this week and since it is the second week of the month, there is also a PageDrafts sketch.
I used watercolour paper for the background and a for me new medium, Fiber Paste, which was mixed with raw umber paint. It was spread through a woodgrain stencil and left to dry (clean the stencil immediately). This created a really cool texture, which is hard to photograph, rough like bark, and with little fibers inside. Pretty cool. When it was dry, I mixed a weak mix of raw umber watercolour paint and painted it in between the embossing to create more of a woodgrain look. I thought this worked both with the photo, which is taken in front of the trunk of a tree, and with the theme of growing up.
I tried to capture the texture of the background better here, not sure if I succeeded.
The journaling is typed on the tag behind the photo and consists of a whole bunch of fun things Anton has said lately. Such as noticing a vase a friend of mine gave me, which he had earlier seen at her place, and being very concerned about her flowers no longer having water. And repeating whole sections from books we have only read once or twice. Every evening we also read at least two scrapbooks ('large photobooks') and Anton says the funniest things when we look at them. I've never read my own scrapbooks this much before.
Thank you for the visit! I hope you will have a great weekend with lots of creativity.
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Blueprints 3, Mini Blueprints 4, Travel Blueprint, Worn Text; Darkroom Door Robot Vol 2
Dies: Sizzix: Hello Summer, Little Boy, Note to Self, Arrows, Banners, Chevrons & Clouds, Stacked Artful Words, Tag & Bookplates
Ink: Ranger Jet Black ink; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolours; Golden Raw Umber Fluid Acrylics
Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop Woodgrain
Surfaces: Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft-core cardstock; Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; BasicGrey Basics pattnerned paper
Mediums: Golden Acrylics Fiber Paste