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>Crusade 45 – Back to back


In this month’s crusade, Michelle asks us to make colour copies of the backgrounds we made in the previous months. With those copies, we are asked to fill the pages with different techniques/supplies. Here is my original background for this first round:
Here is my first version, on a colour copy:
I used images from magazine that I had previously cut and put in folders. For the face, I painted with gesso and acrylic over the features to alter the image. I did my usual scallop border with black Poster Paint marker and very little journaling.
My second version, also on a copy:
Here, I drew, coloured and cut out some tea cups from a book page. I also cut some steam from the book page. Before gluing the cups down, I added some more texture to the background. A foam stamp with acrylic paint, paint through a circle stencil, stamping with my heart shaped brush cleaner and a bit of paint spatter with a toothbrush. I glued the cups and steam down and drew my wavy journaling lines. Then I wrote my text with my black Poster Paint marker and added white on a few letters. After everything was done, I realized that I had worked on the background upside down so good thing it wasn’t in my journal!
I haven’t done anything to the original background yet but I will. And I’ll keep playing with colour copies of my previous backgrounds because I really enjoyed this process. It gave me a good opportunity to try different things and to see which kind of page I like best. In this case, I’m partial to the “tea” page.
À mes lectrices francophones: je suis désolée de ne pas traduire cet article en entier. Brièvement: Michelle nous a demandé de faire des copies couleurs de nos fonds faits dans les derniers mois et de travailler dessus avec différentes techniques. J’ai fait deux pages avec des copies du fond vu ci-haut mais je n’ai pas encore utilisé l’original. Si vous avez des questions à propos de ces pages, ne vous gênez pas pour les laisser dans les commentaires et je vous répondrai soit par courriel soit dans les commentaires. Merci de votre compréhension.