Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sometimes blotches of paint can turn into a new technique.

I had no idea as to what I was going to do with this week’s SOC challenge pink + pink + orange.  What resulted was certainly surprising:  

Started with this quote from my Seize the Day desk calendar

Covered the watercolor paper with book paper from an old algebra book and Decou-page: 

  • Put on a wash of light pink paint.
  • Pushed modeling paste through a stencil.
  • Painted over the modeling paste while the stencil was still in place with darker pink.
  • Tore scraps of scrapbook paper into squares.
  • Crinkled the squares.
  • Edged the bottom piece with distress ink.
  • Glued in place.

This is where the blotches of paint came in.  The dark pink paint that I squeezed out on the deli paper was still wet and I accidentally got some on one the squares as I was gluing it down.  Liking it I added more using a makeup sponge.
deli paper with paint

Lastly, I edged the whole thing with distress ink. 

What came out was a rather fun and funky collage!

What mistakes have you made that turned out to be a new technique?

                         Joining in on the Summer of Color Challenge week 2.

Colors used: 
Martha Stewart's Pink Dahlia
Apple Barrel's Pink Polish
                             Tim Holtz's Distress Ink  spiced marmalade


  1. Your page turned out beautifully and the imagery coordinates perfectly with the wonderful quote!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love all the techniques you used!
    God bless,

  3. Beautiful canvas, Diane. Lovely use of pinks and orange.
    I love to create texture with book pages as well! :) TFS this beauty.

  4. Inspiration comes in all forms and directions, and mistakes turn into what I call Flopportunities. Lovely piece and wonderful texture.

  5. Love it I love the colours and texture it's really good. Thanks for commenting on my blog

  6. Stunning piece, I love the colour and texture and the powerful quote! I love peace pilgrim quotes!!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. Fab background and layering techniques, the colours work really well. x

  8. Lovely page (super layering!) and that sentiment is perfect!

  9. I love your page so much! A gorgeous work of art!! Thank you so much for letting us all know how you made it, too! And that quote is perfect and so true! I have to listen to that one more!!! HUGS!

  10. I love how you made that background! Great idea to colour it while the stencil was still on there.

  11. Hi Diane you made me smile cutting up the maths book. I wasn't a great lover of maths lessons so I very much approve Lol! Not only that but it looks great.
    Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  12. The page is just lovely! Bright pink always makes me happy!

  13. Wonderful use of the colors--love all the texture! Great quote, too.

  14. This is wonderful, love your background!!

  15. very pretty piece :) lots to look at and discover :)

  16. This is a beautiful piece. Thank you for showing us your process. I especially like the way you used the modeling paste for texture. The math book pages look good too.


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