However, this week, the theme was Broken; with no other prompts or hints... to be interpreted anyway we fancied.
Just because it was new, I started with painting the page in Fresco paint shade Sargasso.
I didn't take any step by step photos of each day's layer on my camera, so we'll go straight to the finished page:
and then I'll talk you through what I did.
Day 2, layer 2 was the brick wall - using fibre paste (mine is by Golden) - used bits of the stencil so the wall looks broken...
It's a kind of crazy paving effect and I stamped it without an acrylic block (broken stamping!)
My main focal point was a stencilled heart - I took a piece of Tim Holtz tissue wrap and a Stencil Girl heart stencil, and Deco Art crackle paste.
As the paste dried overnight, it caused the tissue to crinkle and the paste cracked - never mind crackle!
as I tore the tissue, little bits of crackle fell off, and I decided to stick them in the middle of the page
I stamped a border at the top of the page and the word broken on a piece of card (Tim Holtz foam alphabet stamps), and stuck as shown
close up of the cracked crackle paste
I've had to seal it with clear gesso as the pieces were still falling off and I realised I wouldn't be able to close my book (heaven knows what will happen when I do something on the next page!)
however, I really like this page and am very happy how it came out - especially as after layer 2 I had no idea what was happening next!