Friday 12 February 2016

More from my Venice project

I saw this blog post by Anna-Karin Evaldsson and thought I could do something similar for my Venice sketchbook.

Apart from the fact that I didn't have the same stencils, colours of paint or ink pads - but that aside I'd give it a go.  I stuck some Italy related bits and pieces that I had bought from Julie Kirk - she made this pack especially for me.  I painted over it with a yellow acrylic mixed with glaze medium.

I stencilled some brown paint.

Added some more stencilling with a flesh colour acrylic.

Stamped randomly over it all

Stencilled again and decided it was all rather brown.

So I mixed some yellow glaze and put it over the top and then decided it was too yellow!

So painted grey over it and then wiped some of it off.

I had mixed a lot of the yellow glaze so I stencilled a piece of Deli paper with it.

 I used gel medium to glue some pieces of painted repair tissue onto it.

I used some stamps designed by Michelle Ward and then I started on the red paint.  I read the instructions again - I wonder why really because apart from the number of layers it's nothing like Anna-Karin's piece.  Anyway she had said use texture paste.

I mixed the red paint with the fibre paste - which of course made it a bit pink!  Anyway, I stencilled the shapes with the fibre paste and then when it was dry tried to darken it with black paint and then lighten it with buff white.

By this time, I decided I'd be better off leaving it alone for a bit.  I will come back to it when I decide what it needs.  It's not saying Venice to me yet.

What would you do with it?

Thanks for stopping by.

PS: If you would like to look back at the pages of my Venice sketchbook to date click on Venice in the list below.


  1. I really like seeing the process of this piece and look forward to seeing more. hugs, Teresa

  2. Love seeing the process of the piece, thank you Bernice.

  3. I love to see your pages come together. Sometimes it is good to walk away and come back with fresh eyes. So many times I have felt like giving up on a page or discarded it only to like it afew days later or see potential I missed at the time.


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