Which had been sat on the bears shelf for at least 5 years, with good intentions to re-learn French, oo la la. as good intentions go, it didn't!! C'est la vie and all that. I'm going to use it for all my alpha challenges instead. I shall eventually alter the covers but I may wait until the end of the challenge, or I may not, who knows. Gosh I live life on the edge don't I?
First, I gessoed over the dictionary pages, leaving my chosen word un covered. By the way, my chosen word is Voyage!!
I dried the pages, then added another layer of Gesso.
Going with the word voyage, I decided on a Trip to America theme. first I sprayed Dylusions inks, first Post Box Red, then London Blue. On top of this I added more inks through a funky mask. Finally, I added some white acrylic paint through the same mask. This was not altogether successful, as I added a little too much paint, and lost the mask effect in places, but hey, it's all an ex'bear'iment, isn't it?
Next came some stamping, in the bears own inimitable way.....
In accordance with the challenge rules, I left my word un misted, so it was easy to see.
I had a blue postcard, from one of the bears Christmas advent presents, which I tore in half, then stamped some swirled writing on, and added an airmail stamped image to, just to add more interest to the card. In the same set was the America map, how serendipitous was that? To the left is a Statue of Liberty image, stamped in Blazing Red Stayzon, it's clearer in real life but if after looking at it for a few days I decide it's not defined enough, I shall re stamp onto card and cut out and stick, for a more defined effect.
I used a metal passport embellishment, which has been in the bears stash since the year dot, whenever that was! I really enjoyed this challenge. I wonder what letter will be chosen next?
With love from the bears.