Sunday 29 January 2017

This one is for Mrs. Davidson

Today i completed a page for Mixed Media & Art January challenge, here is the mood board,

Now when i look at this mood board i see purple, leaves and nature.
All this made me think of "purple trees" When I was in grade 12 I had the most amazing english teacher- Mrs. Davidson.  She inspired me to read and think/ dissect what I read.  She once told us a story, two girls opposite in personality and nature.  They knew each other as small children but didn't meet again til teenagers in grade 12.  The one girl, the out of the box thinker, flamboyant one looked at the other girl, the organized straight laced one and said you told me not to paint by trees purple.  I think this describes the world those who see what is and those who see what could be.  Neither way right actually both are needed for a balance.

Left Side

The right side

Full pages together, same on both side just a reflection of each other.

I started with a blank page, adhered old book pages with gel medium then scraped on a thin coat of gesso.  Some random stamping, then layer paper blocks on in center.  I added some harlequin pattern along top and bottom and edges of paper blocks (not in picture)

I added Lindy's color- starburst Jazzy Jivin Purple and moon shadow Moonlit Mulberry.  I started with Moonlit Mulberry, puddled a large amount on then used a brush to move around page to make a tree.  I also sprayed with water so edges fan out.  It already looks like a tree.

Now for the little details,
I outlined the paper blocks with charcoal then smeared with my finger.  I highlighted the harlequin with gold acrylic paint just lightly brush the paint on.  Outline harlequin with white gel pen.  I drew on details to the tree- trunk, leaves, and roots.

Next i painted on embossing ink (used my emboss it dabber) and sprinkled on stampendous shabby white embossing enamel I wanted it look like frost.  Next i embossed the entire tree with clear embossing powder.  I wanted the tree to be shiny and glossy, subtle change from the background.

Add a little more stamping, phase title, star brad and chipboard postcard edge.


  1. Just adore this thanks for the tutorial so inspired :)

  2. Wow! This is truly stunning!

  3. awesome work........thanks for sharing your talent !!

  4. Realy stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media & Art blog!

  5. WOW! It is so Wonderful! )
    Thank you for playing with "Mixed Media & Art"!

  6. Очень красиво! Настоящая магия! Спасибо от блога ММА