Thursday, 29 September 2011

Still Life?

Here's another page from my Green Button Retreat last weekend - from a misting and masking class by Ali.  She generously shared dozens of misting inks, masks and templates so that we could all have a few goes with her techniques.  This was my third (and final) attempt!!
It was all a bit random and uncontrolled for my mathematically ordered brain - but once I stopped trying to control the spray and allowed myself to "go with the flow" I really enjoyed myself. Thank you Ali for your generosity - perhaps I'll put some mists on my birthday list!

I used Ali's cogs and sequin waste masks plus two colours of blue and a lovely delicate shimmery mist to tone perfectly with No.3 Child's photos of a street artist we'd seen in Las Ramblas in Barcelona.


I used gold acrylic paint to stencil through the waste from a chipboard question mark and painted a variety of chipboard letters with a thick and lumpy layer of paint for my title.  I don't know what I'd do without chipboard alphas in my supplies - I buy white or plain and cover them with paint, paper, embossing powder to go with my projects - they are so versatile!!  Do you like chipboard?  Why not check out what other people have been doing with chipboard here at Scrapbookers Anonymous.  I'm also playing along with ATDML's A-Z challenge - with C for Cosmic Shimmer!

15 comments:

Helen said...

That's a beautiful background! I'm with you when it comes to chipboard letters - I love to paint them - in fact that's what I was doing 5 mins ago!

Lea said...

What gorgeous masking! And I love what you did with the chipboard! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW this is so beautiful!!! I love this... really love the background.... thanks so much for playing along with US over at scrapbookers Anonymous.... hugs...xoxo

Maria Ontiveros said...

I adore this! The background is wonderful, and the pictures and font are all work so well together.
rinda

Lydia said...

I love your misting! You did a great job with it. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrpabookers Anonymous!

Jessie said...

Beautiful page!

WendyB said...

Ooh I like this and I love the unusual choice of topic in the photos.

humel said...

Oh wow, this is *beautiful* :) Love it, love it, love it! xx

Theresa said...

this is wonderful. I love the blue with those photos. so much detail to the backgroud.. and I agree about the chipboard letters. Never can have too many.. lol..
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

Alison said...

I LOVE your misting...it's something I really am not comfortable with..I should really practice a bit more I think..the shade of blue is fab!
Alison xx

Anne Pennington said...

This is awesome!! Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!

Sian said...

I do love a bit of misting! If you get a chance, check out the October Afternoon inks. I love their colours.

Chipboard? It's a love/hate thing with me. I have chipboard phases.

alexa said...

Lovely shimmery background! and I love the way you'd done your title - I'm not a chipboard fan (too lumpy!) but this is really effective.

Lisa-Jane said...

I really love this! I'm just getting into mists etc myself and I do need to be brave about them. I really like the colours and the effects in yours and I love the placement and the chippie title the most.

Missus Wookie said...

changing the colour and texture of alphas is why my white/black alpha collection is overflowing, and doesn't explain why I end up picking up others just 'cause they look so good.

I've played with misting but even after having a one on one with the Tattered Angels demo after hours at Stitches it is still a wee bit messy for me.