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I love the colour combination used in today’s page. I love it so much, I’ve used it many times. 

Teals and browns and a honey orange colour. All of this, collaged over more antique book pages. These ones are from the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. 


I love these old book pages and am glad to be putting them in my art.

I started by gluing the book pages down with Golden matte medium then gessoed over too with a light wash of Liquitex professional gesso. I then started adding the sprays in layers until I was happy. I used Distress Stains, Dylusions, and Heidi Swapp sprays. 

Using a couple of stencils, I used a baby wipe to lift the colours and create this washed out look. 

I then added the embellishments and title. 

The cheese cloth and leftover bit of book page where glued down with Golden soft matte gel. The Recollections chipboard title (coloured with more of the same sprays) was stuck down in the same way. I then added the Stampendous Frantage Aged Marine embossing powder and recollections microbreads. I added a few drops from the spray bottles and I was done. 

One response

  1. these are colours i keep returning to as well – wonderful! tfs 🙂

    May 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

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