Saturday, 30 August 2014

Medieval and recycling playtime!!

I'm having SO much fun playing around with the Medieval theme for my Arts Alive workshop 1st and 2nd November!!

After assembling stacks of prepared papers...

...I have been trying out different effects with Brusho Sprays....

....and gilding foils.



Now...

"Yes" ...I am using Brusho sprayed papers for some things.....

...but yesterday....

....I pulled out my large sheets of "rubbish" paper that is used underneath sheets when I'm using sprays.

They are all metallic on the front - after using a lot of metallic Brusho....

...and have the most interesting splodges on the back where colour has bled through!





This is just grey-brown sugar paper type stuff - sold for going underneath cord carpet or something. I got the roll in B&Q years ago for a few pounds and am still using it because the more overspray you get on it....the better it looks!!

I also fished out the Big Shot and some Spellbinders dies....

...and cut out LOADS of these little pieces.



First of all I threw these in the bin...





...but then changed my mind and fished them out again.

And, after a bit of thinking...

...I used a deckle-edge scissors...

...and stuck them onto my foiled paper.

They look like Medieval floor tiles! Wehey!!



The little pieces were then stuck to the back cover of the tri-fold book I'm working on...



Really pleased with my efforts!!

Have a good weekend...

x C

7 comments:

ruma said...

Bonjour.

Grande Idée et le concept.

du Japon, ruma❃

ViDerTextil said...

like these stuff !!! looks great :-)

underatopazsky said...

Oh these are gorgeous! I had a flicker of horror when you said you'd thrown the outer bits in the bin and relief to read on and find you'd fished them out again!!! They have a wonderful oiled rusty look.

Chris Gray said...

Thanks to you my lovely ladies!! :-)

Anne B said...

I am hyperventilating at the idea of throwing away those lovely scraps too! Scrolled down quickly to see you'd come to your senses and were using them. Phew.

Shoshi said...

Wow, Chris, this is great! I use "scratch" paper quite a lot, and love how the layers build up over time into something useable. I love how you used the rescued pieces over the foil. Amazing effect.

Shoshi

Sue Kaufman said...

Excellent!!