Hello all. Alison here from Words and Pictures and, as promised (threatened), I'm back with the PaperArtsy Fresco White Fire paint again. This time it's some journalling pages, in search of that look of medieval illuminated manuscripts.
Of course the Lynne Perrella women are always good for evoking that sense of the Middle Ages, and these stained glass stamps remain my all-time favourites of hers, I think.
I simply can't resist all those intricate details which unfold as you look more closely...
But let's start at the very beginning (it is, after all, a very fine place to start), with some gesso'd book pages onto which I brayered layers of blue and green Fresco paints.
I kept the brayering fairly sparse, as I didn't want things to get too dark, and I did want to keep plenty of book text coming through too.
The final layer was some White Fire - just look at that sheen (yes, the paint was dry when I took the photo).
I stamped the two main images, facing one another, in Olive Archival.
I embossed the stamping with clear detail powder. I like the shimmer and the dimensionality, and it's also really helpful when it comes to adding colour with the paints.
I apply my paints in watery washes so as to keep the translucent look of glass as much as possible. It's different on these pages of course, because there's always the texture of the brayering there too.
To the colours above I've now added Blue Glass and Southern Skies, but my favourite thing is being able to add gilded touches with great precision and accuracy, as on the dots and lettering here and the tiny angel's halo.
If you look closely at my recent Head in a Book, you'll see it's much harder to get a neat finish when you're trying to "paint" with the Treasure Gold wax. Having my favourite White Fire colour in paint form makes life so much easier - now this woman has gilded pearls around her neck and golden flowers to echo them.
I added the corner elements and painted them, but without adding any gold. If you check out the stamp set, you'll see it's actually a straight segment, but stamped twice it makes a nice feature drawing the eye inwards.
I tinted the faces with Chalk, Blush and Autumn Fire paints, and then added in some medieval manuscript writing before starting with the splatter...
I've splattered in the same colours used for the brayering and colouring...
... and generally kept it to a sweep going diagonally across the pages.
A couple of Small Talk stickers provide the words.
They're outlined with watercolour pencils and some more washes of paint.
I added a couple of metallic leaf brads which echo the leaf shapes within the stained glass windows, and they got some actual White Fire Treasure Gold so that they would tone in with the pages.
And that's my medieval manuscript for you, using plenty of White Fire in search of illumination.
There's even extra White Fire paint framing the main images...
...and just look what happens when the light hits it and the embossing!
I hope you like them and thanks so much for stopping by today.
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