Still working in my A3 sketchbook........ I like this book as it has black pages. I'm using up some scraps of fabric and thought I would see what it's like if I glue them in place with matt medium instead of bonding with Bondaweb.
Before any paint went on, I knew that it was going to be trickier to work on as nothing was laying flat and
smooth like it does with Bondaweb. I did already know this but was just being lazy as the matt medium was right in front of me!!!!!
First layer, Primary Elements by Luminart, spritzed with water to spread and blend. You can add a binder to this but I decided it would be quite nice to see how it would mingle with a layer of Snowflake Fresco Finish.
I'm using a few new stencils and a mask with my Snowflake to add some design to the next layer.
I'm loving the contrast of the shiny Primary Elements against the matt finish of the Fresco.
In order for the hearts at the top and flowers at the bottom of the page to show up, I had to stencil a layer of Snowflake Fresco and build colour on top of it. This is when I found that the beautiful Bolivian Blue Primary Element that I had used, started to come through the white paint, it was really pretty and guess who forgot to take a picture of it.....drats!! Anyways, although I loved that effect, it made it tricky to paint yellow and orange flowers as my yellow kept turning green over the blue. I had to dry it and add another layer of Snowflake. This gave me the white base to build colour. Those tiny flowers still looked a tad lost so I outlined them with a black pen.
This page is definitely not finished yet, I need to add something to the hearts.
Lesson for today....from now on, I will always use Bondaweb, Stencilling over that lumpy bumpy surface was not at all easy!