Anyway, while the bears are away I threw a few (hundred) things on the kitchen table to carry on my junk type journal.
To all my pre cut Gessoed bits of card I added some misty colourfulness. The Gesso means that even if you spray dylusions on the card it creates a lovely pastel effect. Just spray the Gessoed pieces with water, mist your spray and leave it to sit for a minute, then dab the excess off with kitchen roll. If it looks too insipid you can add more mist over the top. Keep going until you're happy with the results then dry the card with a heat gun.
Look at the difference between the first spray and the dabbed end result
Now for the backs of the Sprayed card. These are too shiny to spray so I utilised a pack of patterned card we've had forever
Voila. Now I just have to wait for the covers to dry off. I added mist to these too then gave them a coat of PVA glue over the top. I'll let them dry overnight and persuade the bears they need another outing tomorrow, to allow me time to assemble this part work project!
I might as well have something to eat while I'm waiting. Ooh, Podgy made me a lovely loaf of bread for lunch.
With love from the bears