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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

V is for Veil ~ altered Dictionary spread

Hello everyone! It's Bonnie here today to show you an altered dictionary spread which also just happens to fit this month's ePlay Challenge theme, Stencilling. I do hope that I run out of letters before my book explodes. It's been such a fun project though...might have to do another. Anyway, today's entry is V for Veil. I began with gessoed pages and the main pages adhered to the ones next to them for strength. To lay down some colour, I added Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, and Worn Lipstick Distress inks with an applicator tool. The colour was intensified, particularly around the edges as well as the definition, with Watermelon, Butter Cream, and Mango gelatos blended with a dry finger.

The next layers were vintage sheet music, sewing pattern tissue, and torn scraps of patterned paper. All were adhered with gel medium which was also spread on top. It helps to make the vintage papers less fragile. Punched circles or semi-circles of patterned paper were inked around with Worn Lipstick Distress ink and adhered to the spread along with doily pieces. Washi tape was used to create a frame around the edges and bits of drywall mesh were added randomly for texture and shine.

More gelato was smudged over some of these paper layers in order to embed them into the background and create more layering and depth. Stencilling was applied with white gesso pounced through TCW's Mini Tiny Circles and with black gesso through TH's Splatters stencil.

A sweet little Fancy Pants bag from the Collecting Moments line was adhered to the right hand page and a black tag with some stencilling and a quote was slipped inside. The blue circle was folded in half and adhered to the top edge to bring a little blue to that side.

The focal image is from The East Wind and is called Lucy Loo Delivering Love Letter. I coloured Lucy and her furry friend with Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut them, and matted them in black both to strengthen the skinny bits and to make them more visible against the busy background. Lucy was popped up on foam tape before she was adhered to the left side.

A Pink Paislee flower with a metal center helped anchor or ground her. Black butterflies with white gel pen dots and silver bead bodies were scattered to create a visual triangle helping with flow. Half pearls were adhered to opposite corners and tiny punched butterflies were also added to the mix. Sweet little sequins were Glossy Accented to the the shine and colour they bring to the piece. Again, I used the three groups (triangle) positioning.

The quote was computer generated except for the word, Love, which was added with sparkly stickers so that it would stand out from the other words. The tiny words scattered about are Idea-ology Remnant Rubs. Pieces of leftover die cut rolled flowers were used as a border in ...wait for it...three places. Before adding the final touches, white gesso was applied here and there with my trusty finger just to knock back some of the colours or patterns and blend the layers a little more. A little doodling with black pen, an Idea-ology Alpha Part V, and an Adage ticket edged in Vintage Photo Distress ink finished off the spread.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you gained a little inspiration and are ready to dive into our ePlay Stencilling challenge. We would love to have you play along.


here are the links to some of the products I used:


toni said...

Wonderful spread Bonnie! I love that I can recognise your beautiful journalling without looking for your name! You have a fabulous style ! X

Unknown said...

I loved your Bee book and I LOVE this book too Bonnie! Each page is a work of art and that is a fantastic digi to pair with this page. Awesome inspiration!! Now I must make one of these. xx

Julia Aston said...

What great pages with wonderful color and texture Bonnie! - this certainly has been a very creative projet for you! It will be so fun to look through it again and again when it's completed!

Steph Ackerman said...

Love all the textures on this page. Gorgeous.

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

This is awesome. Love all the layers.

Micki said...

Oh love all the wonderful eye candy on the pages!!!!! And again, the way you incorporate digi stamps is awesome! Love the depth you achieve with the inks.

Sue Lelli said...

I could just look at this all day and see something new! LOVE all of the details and just now even saw the kitty! V is for Veil but also for very very FAB!