For Week Six of Wanderlust 2017, we had a lesson with the amazing Amanda Grace, who showed us how to do an image transfer with sticky tape and create a beautiful background on which to write a love letter.
Mine turned out very differently to Amanda's, but I was so inspired by her techniques ...
My image transfer didn't work too well, wrong type of printer possibly, but I really enjoyed building layer upon layer of colour and pattern and texture with paints, papers and ink. I loved the way Amanda used white ink to write on the dark parts and black ink on the light parts, so I explored this idea and way off in a different direction.
Here's a close-up, where I'm about to start layering over the background writing, using a stencil which my son made for me on his 3D printer ...
Now my head is full of ideas for the craft possibilities of the 3D printer ... :o)
Instead of writing a love letter, I borrowed the beautiful Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare. This has special meaning for us, as it was one of the readings at our wedding back in 2011. I wrote the whole sonnet into my background, with pink and green Posca pens, then did some more layering, then chose some of the words to be WRIT LARGE over both pages.
There was a point where one of the pages was almost entirely black because I had a bit of a mishap with the ink, but decided to keep going and see where it took me - I'm definitely getting better at not angsting over how things turn out and just enjoying the doing of it.
Also, I have very colourful hands :o)
Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon!