I'm following Nathalie Kalbach and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and their new project : Take the second floor.
It's all about challenge yourself and dare to go outside your comfort zone.
You can read more about it in Nathalie's
The first challenge was: Golden acrylic paint.
Ahh... what a challenge and yes, not something I normally use in my projects. I've only used it on some boxes and an old book I believe.
Well, of to work - what to do????
And to be honest, I do not own golden acrylic paint in good quality. My paint is simple, cheap etc.
But anyhow, i DO own one and I knew I wanted to try this challenge.
So I paintet a couple of pages with this non-quality paint. Didn't look good at all.
OK - so what. Used some stencils together with black ink. Did look a bit better.
And then I came up with an idea. I recently downloaded a free picture of Marie Antoinette (from Salige Lavendel
I edited the photo, mirrored it and printet two copies.
Painted with golden acrylic and black gesso. Made some pattern with a barbeque-stick.
Marie Antoinette is famous for the words: Let them eat cake.
Just had to use that as well.
I also have a cupcake-stamp, designed by Vibeke Spigseth - Poppydesign
. My only cake-stamp I believe and went a little wild stamping. Used some other acrylic paint on the cupcakes.
Found some grungeboard from Tim Holtz and she became queen LOL.
I can't say that I'm happy about my page, but it was quite fun to make. Sitting in my room laughing when writing the text.
What I learned during this process:
1. My golden acrylic paint is NO GOOD!
2. Golden acrylic and black gesso IS GORGEOUS!
3. I need a new and better black pen
4. Sephia phote on sketch paper goes green with my no good acrylic paint LOL
5. Using a barbeque-stick to make pattern in the mix of paint and gesso - I liked it!