Crikey, three birthdays in four days. That has to be a record!!
Well today it is the turn of Rachel (aka Taniwha)
Again, Rachel, is a scrapper friend of mine & I decided that
as she had a scrap style Christmas card, I would do a mixed media birthday card.
I am quite pleased with this, it turned out better than I imagined & I got
chance to play with some forgotten art materials, my soft & oil pastels.
I won't bore you too much with the detail,
but basically I glued book text to a piece of watercolour paper.
I applied white gesso to the surface & once dry
I coloured it with the soft pastels, adding oil pastels at the edges
to give a darker frame effect.
I stamped the background with TH Attic Treasures
& Elusive Images - Paris Postcards set of 4 plates.
I die cut the bookplate (TH) & applied gesso then antique linen distress paint.
I added a touch of brushed Pewter distress paint too.
Added Madame Payraud - Washi Tape strips
an Xcut die cut swirl & Memory Box Butterfly
which was stamped with text. Adding two brads for decoration.