This was fun!!!!!!!!! I've seen in several places on the web lately a technique where you glue things down, gesso over all of it and then add color giving lots of texture to whatever you are doing. I love texture and just had to give it a try. I hadn't done any pages in my scripture journal lately and thought I needed to do something. I began by gluing mostly scraps from my work area onto the pages, although I did pull a bit of lace out of a drawer. Let it all dry and gessoed over everything. Some of the ribbon scraps and one of the burlap scraps had been colored with Distress and therefore the color bled through the gesso but that was fine. I let the gesso dry, sprayed on various colors of Dylusions sprays, and let it dry. Then, because Dylusions easily rubs off of gesso, I added Golden fluid matte medium over all of it. I dabbed it on with a paintbrush or used small brush strokes so the colors wouldn't just all mix together. It really deepened all the colors and looks awesome!!! Next I rubbed old gold Inka gold around the edges heavily and over some of the other texture lightly giving great highlights. The butterflies (a Quietfire Design stamp) were left from previous projects. The flowers were scraps - I added the color, doodling and stamping. I cut the stems and leaves from green corrugated lightly adding Distress paint mowed lawn so it just painted the top of the ridges and then adding further highlights with Inka Gold platinum and a white gel pen.
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future" was the main point in a sermon Pastor Chuck gave about a month ago and the scripture was also part of that sermon.
I had a couple of turquoise dried paint drops laying on my craft sheet and glued those on and also add a few more drops. Finished up by adding some white paint doodles and dots.