I saw this blog post by Anna-Karin Evaldsson and thought I could do something similar for my Venice sketchbook.
Apart from the fact that I didn't have the same stencils, colours of paint or ink pads - but that aside I'd give it a go. I stuck some Italy related bits and pieces that I had bought from Julie Kirk - she made this pack especially for me. I painted over it with a yellow acrylic mixed with glaze medium.
I stencilled some brown paint.
Added some more stencilling with a flesh colour acrylic.
Stamped randomly over it all
Stencilled again and decided it was all rather brown.
So I mixed some yellow glaze and put it over the top and then decided it was too yellow!
So painted grey over it and then wiped some of it off.
I had mixed a lot of the yellow glaze so I stencilled a piece of Deli paper with it.
I used gel medium to glue some pieces of painted repair tissue onto it.
I used some stamps designed by Michelle Ward and then I started on the red paint. I read the instructions again - I wonder why really because apart from the number of layers it's nothing like Anna-Karin's piece. Anyway she had said use texture paste.
I mixed the red paint with the fibre paste - which of course made it a bit pink! Anyway, I stencilled the shapes with the fibre paste and then when it was dry tried to darken it with black paint and then lighten it with buff white.
By this time, I decided I'd be better off leaving it alone for a bit. I will come back to it when I decide what it needs. It's not saying Venice to me yet.
What would you do with it?
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PS: If you would like to look back at the pages of my Venice sketchbook to date click on Venice in the list below.