What a morning I've had. I've been sat up here in my little room after a good long walk with the dogs, on a very cold January morning in the U.K. with tiny bits of sunshine thrown in. I've been watching Louise Nelson again but on Vimeo this time, as I watched her Jumpstart 2013 video last night and was so inspired by her style and Debby Lewis's take on her video too, that I had to create myself. I've probably said this before but so often I just get inspired and then that's it. Just sat in front of the computer getting inspired. How is that inspired? It only works if I actually get off my bottom and create. So guess what? I actually got off my bottom! :-)
I got a piece of packaging chipboard and coated it with gesso. I was even enough on the ball to remember to cut it down to 8x8in, so it'll fit in the album I want it to go in. How good is that?!! :-)
The next step has loads of layers, in a practical sense as well as in the layout sense. I spritzed, masked, blobbed and dripped all over the place. Although, no, not all over the place, as I purposefully tried to keep most of the design in the bottom right hand corner.
|It would be rude not to add some Perfect Pearls mist :-)|
|Some crude banners I made by just rubbing some|
ink onto some left over packaging material
|Louise's main focus in the Jumpstart video is crackle paint|
and the different products available to do it. I used a blue
Ranger one, as it's the only one I have!
|This is a lovely mask but I really wish it was a stencil- the|
negative of it is clear plastic, so I find it too hard to use.
|I love the finished result, other than that stupid base banner - dozy me placed it too far out, so I had|
to cut it down and made a hash of it :-(
Take care out there