>Crusade 42 – Strip Ease

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A new challenge is up on the GPP Street Team blog: Strip Ease! The idea is to tear strips of paper and add them to the page. I started with a children’s book page and some patterned papers. I then covered it all with a glaze of red acrylic. On another book page, I drew a girl over gesso and then painted her with watercolour. Finally, I wrote some text on plain paper, made some torn strips out of it, distressed them and glued them on the page. The absolute last thing I did was add oil pastel around the text pieces and the drawing.
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Un nouveau défi a été affiché sur le blogue du GPP Street Team: Strip Ease! L’idée est de déchirer des languettes de papier et de les ajouter à la page. J’ai commencé avec une page de livre pour enfant et des papiers à motifs. J’ai ensuite recouvert le tout d’un glacis d’acrylique rouge. Sur une autre page de livre, j’ai dessiné une fille sur du gesso puis je l’ai peint à l’aquarelle. Finalement, j’ai écrit le texte sur du papier ordinaire, déchiré des languettes que j’ai vieillit à l’encre puis collé sur la page. La dernière chose que j’ai fait a été d’ajouter du pastel à l’huile autour des morceaux de texte et du dessin.
N’oubliez pas de laisser un commentaire sur mon entrée précédente pour mon tirage.
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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. iHanna
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 11:08:40

    >Nice page Sophie, tearing papers and painting over them is a technique I use all the time, it creates a very nice surface huh? 🙂

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  2. michelle ward
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 11:26:16

    >Sophie – thanks for sharing your process and page with the team. Cool added detail of the torn phrases. Adding paint over the top was daring – I bet the texture looks really cool in real life.

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  3. Janet
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:03:04

    >This is great! I'm working on my Strip Ease today, too. I'll post mine a little later when I finish.

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  4. ArtfulLee Designed
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 17:44:27

    >Love this page Sophie, I will have to try this technique. Very effective.Lee:)

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  5. Kate
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 12:20:45

    >I love it, the red is so vibrant and the addition of the face is very nice.

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  6. Dawn
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 21:18:54

    >i love that orange. and your handwriting is pretty awesome.

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  7. Jackie
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 03:21:13

    >It's great, Sophie. I love the colours you have used.

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  8. fabricfan
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 16:32:17

    >Super page, love the colours.

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  9. Maureen
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 19:34:27

    >Oh, oh, oh…I love the red! I'll have to do one in those colors later when I get back home. Thanks for the inspiration and the step by steps.

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  10. cathsheard
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 04:48:20

    >I really like your page Sophia, and the positive message. Say hi to Diesel from Goldie, who owns us!

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  11. goudenregen
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 08:29:14

    >Love to see your page, great color and nice image.

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  12. inge
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 17:26:37

    >Hello Sophie, I like the glaze with the paint : it unifies the whole pages and still let you see through.A nice bold color ! greetings from belgiumInge

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  13. Regina
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 01:26:54

    >this is really sweet

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  14. Brigitte aka Scrappassie
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 15:44:36

    >Cool page, my fav color. Love it !

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  15. sheila
    Jul 31, 2010 @ 12:43:19

    >I really like this page and especially the torn phrases which adds something really special here. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Susan Sager Brown
    Jul 31, 2010 @ 14:09:28

    >Good Work! I like how your journalling strips are perpandicular sp??? to the background layout. Awesome! xoSusan

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