I hardly dare to say it out loud, but today was a bit cooler outside, and the temperature is now 'only' 28° in my place tonight. Tomorrow it will be hot again, then Wednesday and Thursday will be cold, but it will be scorching again at the weekend. And at the end of the month they will tot it up and tell us that the average weather was normal....
For Art Journal Journey I made a vintage mixed media page. I used a copy of an old letter for the background, which I collaged onto an A3 sheet which was painted with a mix of gesso and titan buff acrylic paint from Deco Art Studio, to try to give the look of old paper or parchment. I added some coordinating stenciling round the edges, and stamped some images - fountain pens, nibs, vintage lady and post marks with Archival black. I used some washi tape and collaged 2 pictures of Queen Victoria and a lady cut from a 19th century ladies' magazine. The post in England was reformed and organised during Victoria's reign - the post-box is also from that time. As embellishments I added some Victorian stamps and a 'V' stamped into gold Utee cut to the form of a stamp.
At Try it on Tuesdays we are starting a new challenge today - 'Frame it'. Projects of all formats are welcome, and should have a frame on them. You have two weeks to get inspired and link up your creations.
I used a cheap white wood frame from IKEA, which I coated with plaster. I pressed mother of pearl circles and small shells into it while it was wet. I got a huge bag of them from the thrift shop for 1€. I saw a frame like it in a gift shop here, and copied the idea. The background has been stamped with swirls and flowers using white gesso. I used a heat gun to fix the large shell and the starfish, and now it is hanging in my bathroom.
I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, swirls.
This beautiful dragonfly stopped for a rest on my balcony early this morning, and allowed me to take a photo. Isn't nature wonderful?
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!