A while ago Ptichka checked out Gerald Brommer's book Collage Techniques from the library. We've both been going a bit nuts with his torn washi techniques. I used it on the leafless tree deco page that I posted recently. She used it for her lemon and lime deco covers.
This is my latest creation using Brommer's technique. I think that it will be the cover to an autumn deco in an upcoming swap. If there's no autumn swap, then I'll either hoard it or send it out as part of a free expression swap.
I painted the trees with water colours and then glued down torn bits of mulberry paper and rayon tissue. I kept the coloured pieces of paper about even with the outline of the trees and glued white tissue down everywhere else. After things dried, I painted a water colour wash in yellow and red over the trees, painted two washes in ultramarine over the sky bits and used writing ink and my pen to draw in the tree trunks.
It's all very loose, which is so very not me, but I think that I like it.
In other news, that round robin that I had earlier dismissed out of hand because I don't like mini, has become a mini journal RR, instead of a mini deco RR. In other words, it's now a deco RR and I'm tempted. I'd pick Artistic Asian Botanicals as my theme. Yummy!