I used a wet brush to color wash the whole piece.
Here's what it looked like when dry.I inked up my bg stamp with a marker omitting the birds then spritzed with water before stamping. Apparently, I'd put the stamp away dirty....
.....because the birds showed up in a reddish pink-I wet my brush and tried to wash them out a bit.
Good thing my plan was to add Gesso over it all anyway! It softened it all up and blended in the pinkish colors and I ended up being OK with it!
After spreading the Gesso I then swirled it a bit with circular motions and stamped with the same stamp again to pull off a bit of the Gesso, hard to see in the photo.
Here's the final card. I ended up adding a bit more blue back in by sponging the edges and a bit in the center with Tempting Turquoise ink.
Here's another mix with paint daubed over a lightly embossed bg and the grey strip is Gesso over dictionary page with spatters of blue paint. The green leaves are from a gelatin plate print that I die cut and the other are sponged in a Secret Garden Framelit die.
|Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, dictionary page, Crumb Cake|
|Paper Size: A2|
|Ink: Several browns on the faux wood, Blushing Bride?|
|Accessories: Secret Garden Framelits, Cheery Lynn Pair of Ferns die, Gelatin Plate, acrylic paints, Acrylic Paint dauber-blue, Vellum Quote, twine, button, Grey Gesso, Distressed Texturz Plate, Cutter kit Distressing Tool|
|Techniques: Sponging in the Die, Gelatin Plate Printing, Die cutting, Freestyle Collage, Faux Wood, Distressing,|
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