Thursday, July 10, 2014

Path

This is the first time I had a written plan to make a page from start to finish AND which turned out like I thought it would.
The background is created by writing the lyrics from Robbie Williams’ song Road to Mandalay (don’t ask me why but suddenly this song came to mind when thinking about horizon and path),
some random pieces of an old map and broken china distress stain.
I then whipped up some homemade texture paste according to following recipe:
4 tbsp baking soda / 2 tbsp gesso / 1 tbsp white glue and added some green gel stick shavings to color it.
With the baking soda the texture paste has more grit which was exactly what I wanted for this, but if you don’t want this just substitute the bakingsoda with babypowder, not only gives this the paste a smoother finish it also makes it smell nice J.
I used the texture paste to create a mountain with a winding road to a nice Italian style villa on the top.
Then the only thing that I needed to add was my quote:
Difficult paths often lead to beautiful destinations (originally it said roads but I took the liberty of changing this)


20 comments:

  1. What a lovely quote and thanks for the texture paste recipe.

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  2. Love your villa drawing Vicky, it's beautiful!

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    1. it is in fact not a real drawing, it is a stamp which wasn't perfectly stamped so I outlined it with a black marker.

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  3. I like the colours and they work well with the map... It's quite a fun page, especially with the baking soda paste!

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    1. Thanks, I think it also has a summer feeling, an Italian villa somewhere in the Tuscan sun...

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  4. Wow, that is great and looks like you had lots of fun creating it too :o)

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    1. indeed it was fun, and that is exactly what creating should be.

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  5. A great creation, fantastic texture.

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  6. I love using old maps in backgrounds, and I appreciate the recipe for the texture paste. The "real deal" can be quite expensive. Your page is gorgeous, and I can almost feel the texture through the screen.

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    1. wow, imagine that we could in the future.

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  7. Thanks for the recipe to make your own texture paste, very kind of you to share!

    Fantastic lyric beautifully illustrated, love all the dimension and texture you have from your recipe :-) xxx

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    1. Thanks and no problem about the sharing, that's why I blog, to share and have interaction.

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  8. Great page. I love the colours and textures you have used. Isn't it great when the idea you had in your head resembles what you end up with - I am now getting better at achieving this. In part due to taking part in this challenge. Practice makes perfect. lol.

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    1. yes, that's true, but I also find it interesting if something turns out differently.

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  9. It's great when the finished piece turns out just how you had planned it. Mine rarely do. A lovely page with lots of interesting texture and colour.

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    1. Thanks, but sometimes the unexpected pages are true gems.

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