21 mars 2013

Monochromatic LO + tutorial

Hello friends!
It's Thursday with Zanka today and I wanted to share with you my recent Inkido LO, along with a short mixed media tutorial. Ready for a bit longer post? ;)

In Inkido collections you will find many beautiful shades of grey.
I wouldn't say fifty - LOL - but enough to make an interesting, almost monochromatic  project, just playing with different patterns.

As you can see, I did not stay true to greys all the way and eventually decided to inject some more colour -pink and whites.

The papers are really beautiful as they are...however you might want to personalize them a little bit, by adding just a touch of mixed media techniques.
In this project I worked with structure paste, gesso and ink.
  • Mix some ecoline into the modelling paste to make it pink.
  • Apply through a stencil(mask) or just random & let it dry completely. Then add some strikes of gesso.
  • For that you'd need a palette knife or an old plastic card . Just dab the edge generously in gesso and hit the paper couple of times, and draw,  to get the longer strikes. Let dry.
Stamping adds some interesting statement as well- I did the stamping after assembling the whole work. Just a random press of stamp, so called ghost stamping - script, text or flourishes are my faves.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great time playing with gesso, paints and stamping:)

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5 kommentarer:

Evgenia Levitskaya sa...

so cute LO

Bellaidea sa...

Very pretty and soft page!

Kelly Foster sa...

Very beautiful! I love your layering and the monochromatic look!

Ulrika aka LillBlomman sa...

Really cool effect! Beutiful page!

sammiej sa...

love love love!!!!

sooo pretty!

kiss sammiej