Monday, 1 June 2015

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

It's the first of June, it's officially summer and it's time for a new challenge over at Mixed Media Mojo.

The theme for June's challenge is SUMMER and the twist is MONOCHROMATIC.

I made a double page in my old ledger.

Here's the how to:
I started off with a pre gessoed double page in my old ledger.

Then added some colours using baby wipes (I used Dylusions paints).

 I then put a stencil over the wet paint and removed a lot of the paint with a baby wipe.
 ..and ended up with this.. not very pretty, but it's just a layer.

I then added some more paint using a brayer (this time I used Dina Wakley's paint).

And removed some paint again here and there..

I then used an old credit card to add some more paint to the sides.

Pushing the paint from out to in with the card lying relatively flat.

I then dry brushed through a couple of stencils.

 ..which gave life to the page.

I stamped one of Dina's butterflies on book paper
 and gave it a quick brush with what was left in my paint brush, cut it out and adhered to the page using matte gel medium.

Finally I added William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 on my pages.

...and ended up with a finished double page in my ledger and monochromatic fingers..


  1. Love your pages Siv! The colour and the design is simply stunning!
    Shakespeare's sonet is a great pick!

  2. LOL, love your monochromatic fingers! :-)
    Beautiful spread and yummy blue colours. That sonet is really lovely.

  3. Wonderful pages, I love them and I love your fingers as well.
    xxx Hazel.


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