This time next week I will have been to the Paperartsy Seth Apter workshop in Brentwood. Can't wait!! So I have had a little play with some of Seth's products - stamps and stencils, not the dies yet - to get me in the mood.
I started with a journal page and some leftover Fresco paints as my starting point
I used the little dotty pattern from Lin Brown's new set in the middle of the circles.
Next up, is a canvas, 9x12 I decided just to use shades of turquoise-greeny colours.
Whilst it was not quite dry, I added a few drips of Beach Hut Fresco and brayered it out into the gesso. Did the same with Mermaid..
Once dry, added a light brushing of normal gesso,
using just the same colours makes it full but not too busy.
I decided not to add any die cuts, mainly because I was on a roll on the canvas and didn't want to switch to making backgrounds on card to cut, (next time!) but I think it would be improved with some more layers of texture....
Used Pea Coat with the starred circle, for a bit of a darker colour, and then South Pacific all round the edge to frame it...
Thanks for looking. Can't wait for the workshop next Saturday!