I must admit that I put off this challenge for a while, as I couldn't picture what I was going to do with the steps as listed in this month's challenge. I also had to find some wrapping paper, as I don't have any printed tissue paper. I had already looked out some waffle paper and had it sitting on my desk. However, once I made the effort to fetch some wrapping paper from the house and discovered the printed words and phrase in the Sunday Supplement, the ideas just seemed to flow. I suppose that the moral is to just get started! I'm actually rather pleased with the finished page and will be sharing it with #PASC916.
Step 1: Use a colour that you never use. I went with pale pink (Pink Sherbert, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet); if I use pink at all it tends to be Picked Raspberry as I'm fonder of more vibrant shades. It says it all that I had to unseal two of the three paints that I worked with! I used the Pink Sherbert and the Tattered Rose in the centre and added Victorian Velvet around the edge using a baby wipe to blend them.
|The non tool|
Step 2: Use a non tool. I chose a roll of self adhesive scrim tape which is meant to go over the joins between sheets of plasterboard before plastering. I pressed it into ink pads (Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick) and over the page to add texture.
|The result in close up.|
Step 4: Add waffle paper. Before I added the waffle paper tree to the left hand side of the page, I curved the bottom.
I was really pleased that Step 10 was to add black marker or pen. I would have gone round the baubles, tulips and words anyway to emphasize them/ help them connect to the background!