12 July 2010

Crusade 42 - Strip Ease

A new challenge is up on the GPP Street Team blog: Strip Ease! The idea is to tear strips of paper and add them to the page. I started with a children's book page and some patterned papers. I then covered it all with a glaze of red acrylic. On another book page, I drew a girl over gesso and then painted her with watercolour. Finally, I wrote some text on plain paper, made some torn strips out of it, distressed them and glued them on the page. The absolute last thing I did was add oil pastel around the text pieces and the drawing.

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Un nouveau défi a été affiché sur le blogue du GPP Street Team: Strip Ease! L'idée est de déchirer des languettes de papier et de les ajouter à la page. J'ai commencé avec une page de livre pour enfant et des papiers à motifs. J'ai ensuite recouvert le tout d'un glacis d'acrylique rouge. Sur une autre page de livre, j'ai dessiné une fille sur du gesso puis je l'ai peint à l'aquarelle. Finalement, j'ai écrit le texte sur du papier ordinaire, déchiré des languettes que j'ai vieillit à l'encre puis collé sur la page. La dernière chose que j'ai fait a été d'ajouter du pastel à l'huile autour des morceaux de texte et du dessin.

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16 comments:

iHanna said...

Nice page Sophie, tearing papers and painting over them is a technique I use all the time, it creates a very nice surface huh? :-)

michelle ward said...

Sophie - thanks for sharing your process and page with the team. Cool added detail of the torn phrases. Adding paint over the top was daring - I bet the texture looks really cool in real life.

Janet said...

This is great! I'm working on my Strip Ease today, too. I'll post mine a little later when I finish.

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Love this page Sophie, I will have to try this technique. Very effective.
Lee:)

Kate said...

I love it, the red is so vibrant and the addition of the face is very nice.

Dawn said...

i love that orange. and your handwriting is pretty awesome.

Jackie said...

It's great, Sophie. I love the colours you have used.

fabricfan said...

Super page, love the colours.

Maureen said...

Oh, oh, oh...I love the red! I'll have to do one in those colors later when I get back home. Thanks for the inspiration and the step by steps.

cathsheard said...

I really like your page Sophia, and the positive message. Say hi to Diesel from Goldie, who owns us!

goudenregen said...

Love to see your page, great color and nice image.

inge said...

Hello Sophie,

I like the glaze with the paint : it unifies the whole pages and still let you see through.
A nice bold color !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Regina said...

this is really sweet

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Cool page, my fav color. Love it !

sheila said...

I really like this page and especially the torn phrases which adds something really special here. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Sager Brown said...

Good Work! I like how your journalling strips are perpandicular sp??? to the background layout. Awesome! xoSusan