Thursday, 12 April 2018

Strips of Paper

I have been enjoying having a browse of Paige Taylor Evans' blog recently and it has encouraged me to get my paints out and have a play in every white space! Ok I didn't need that much encouragement but she has huge amounts of painty inspiration!  I started this page with strips of papers in the colours from Cocoa Vanilla's Hello Sunshine collection - as I couldn't cut up the star burst paper you saw in my last post I was forced to delve through my stash for some yellow - so there is some Crate Paper, Studio Calico and Cosmo Cricket in there too!  I layered up the strips, distressing the edges and worked from yellows through to blues with a bit of multi-colouredness in the mild.  I then added stickers from the sticker pack in this collection and the odd star and strip of paper from You Rock too.

At the base of the page I dug out my distress oxides and use fossilised amber, lemonade, broken china  and coral, adding layers and drying the layers in-between to keep the colours crips.  I then just added a few stickers and the journalling.  I love how colourful this page ended up....lots of paper and a bit of mess!

Here you can see the distress oxides at work.

I love all the layers of colour and pretty papers!