Monday, 17 April 2017

It's all about the birds..

So I've been playing in my soft cover journal and thought I had some pictures from the starting point... only it seems not!

Straight to the chase then..
this is the only one I have of the background... it was blue leftover paint and stencilled texture paste through the "art is" stencil and some scraps of tissue wrap...... (this was going to be another entry for the blue and ochre Paperartsy challenge)








then...



I added some torn scraps of book pages

 I dripped some white Amsterdam ink down the pages and then across the pages to create some random shapes...

I doodled round the white drip marks with a black micron pen

it struck me (because I never plan these things)
that some of the Elenazinski birds would fit perfectly..


 it would have been best if I had applied a light layer of gesso before stamping the birds but I didn't think of that until too late...
 but it helped for the leaves and petals!

I just stamped parts of the flowers that would fit in my holes


I used big Pitt pens and Stabilo felt pens to colour the images
 I did some white pen mark making and highlighting

and that was that!


15 comments:

Chris Cresswell said...

I love your pages Helen and the way they just gradually developed in an unplanned way. I love the way you dripped the ink over your background and created that grid pattern. Perfect for those images. I really love this!

Hazel Agnew said...

I also like the organic way that your pages developed. Great drippage too! Lovely pages Helen. Xx

sam21ski said...

WOW that white really does look prominent, fab pages xx

Claire said...

Fab pages and quite different too I think. I love Elena's stamps and they look perfect on this spread xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm actually glad you didn't add gesso behind the birds, because they sort of remind me of the TH blueprint stamps with the music score lines showing through. I think it's really perfect like it is.

back2brack said...

I love your page..Very fun and original, It has a maplike, meandering vibe that makes my eyes want to travel around the page. I love the images too. Happy spring!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love it......and those Zinski birds of course! Great idea using the dribbles to create sections to stamp into X

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Wow!! The pages so incredible, love your idea of dripped the white ink and made the grid. Also fabulous these stamps your images and colours. xx

craftimamma said...

Absolutely brilliant pages Helen! I love the grid effect you achieved with the dribbles of white ink.....they are really good aren't they! Elena's stamps were the perfect choice!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Bryan Evans said...

I love how your page came together, the doodling around the ink is fab.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Amazing pages Helen, the addition of the white drips really does frame those fab stamps. It's one of those pages that you keep finding different things upon your return.. I love it. Hugs Tracey xx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic pages Helen, I love how you created the sections with ink drips!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This is bloomin' fantastic! Definitely a technique to try! Gotta love those birds too!! Hugs, Chrisx

butterfly said...

Yes, yes, yes - from the music notation to the Amsterdam ink to the fabulous stamping and colouring, this is a complete treat. I'm gritting my teeth not to give in to a Zinski purchase (it hurts!) - but it would be sheer indulgence (like the rest of my crafty spending isn't!). Brilliant, brilliant pages.
Alison x

Kirsten said...

Fantastic pages!