Saturday, 16 August 2014

Content? inspired by Seth Apter for Paperartsy

This week, we have welcomed back Penny and Helen, and Elizabeth shared her lovely new stamps, but I was really taken with Seth's journal page based on a black gesso background, so that's what I've done.
I bought some black gesso a while ago but not really used it - I loved how Seth used it under the Fresco paints.. you can see his page here

 I used Caramel, Sky Blue and Guacamole over the gesso
 the same script stamp as Seth, as I love it!  Stencilled some circles from the TCW mini coffee splotch and well rounded stencils, using Honey Dew and Toffee
 used Guacamole on top of my crackle glaze - used the catalyst tooth comb to add some scratches
 added Seth's  stencils in Little Black Dress - the 'content' and the squares down the side (as I knew I wouldn't be able to draw face to use as a mask) and then added some Sage which I mostly wiped off with a babywipe and some of the small coffee splats with Caramel.
added some flicks of LBD off the end of a paintbrush (went everywhere lol!) and some white gesso dipped in the end of a syringe.  Also mixed a little Snowflake in a bottle of water and spritzed that.

Not very content with that bit...
Outlined the word in white sharpie marker

 and the squares with a  black pen down one side and the white sharpie the other.
some of this I like - the black squares, the crackle, and the script stamping, but the Guacamole over the crackle has got a bit lost, should have used a darker colour, not something from the background.

Anyhow, it was fun playing with the black gesso, and I am entering this page to the Paperartsy challenge here 

17 comments:

sam21ski said...

Ooooh fabulous xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Very cool page, I love the colours you used, great combination.

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous combination of colours and textures Helen. Really well done! X

Ruth said...

Love all the layers and textures you've created here Helen, wonderful! Ruth x

craftytrog said...

Fantastic layers Helen...looks like you had fun making this fab page! x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Ooh you did brilliantly, Helen!

Lucy x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Seth is a wonderful artist, and you did a good job interpreting his journal page.

Lin said...

Lovely page Helen..I love those colours you've used...great layers xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh fabulous Helen, LOVE this great arty spread, it looks fantastic! I have a pot of nearly unused black gesso, you have just inspired me to take it out and have a play....

Virginia said...

Oh I love love love all the layers Helen!

ionabunny said...

It looks like the well used page of a crafting coffee-holic. What a fab page

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous page! Wonderful colours and great techniques. Cool!! xx

butterfly said...

What a fantastic grungy look - brilliant colour choices and amazing depth with all those layers. Yum!
Alison xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

I'm a huge fan of Seth and I love what you've done with his inspiration! This is a great look: I love it! I love the circles and those black squares and I adore working with layers. If only there were more hours in the day! I haven't done my journal for ages and I so want to have a go at some of Seth's and Darcy's techniques! Ah well, one day! Julie Ann xxx

craftimamma said...

More fab journal work Helen! Great take on Seth's inspiration.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

massofhair said...

Fantastic take on Seth's challenge, loving your background page :-) xxx

Carmen said...

I definitely need to get me some black gesso! Love your take on the challenge Helen :)