I recently took a class from Ed Brickler, who works for Canson Paper and he gave me this book. It's a book all about their paper and so I begged a second one so I could alter it. He told me to be sure and send him pictures of my altered book so this first page is for him. I can't wait until I can start using some of the different kinds of paper they have in the book. It is full of wonderful different weights and textures. Can you tell I love paper?
The background was done by layering pieces of old book pages, gesso, storm blue paint and then a wash of gesso. The words are by Clearsnap stamped in Archival Ink. I am in love with Archival Inks by Ranger. They are permanent and waterproof. I put a gesso wash over them so they would go to the back just a bit. They did not run at all. I love, love, love Archival Ink!
The houses are leftover pieces from my patchwork page. I sanded the embossed areas to give them a more distressed look. The sizes were determined by what was left.
This is Canson Drive in honor of Ed and Canson paper's book. I'm sure artists live in all these little houses.
Link to: Art Everyday Month, Inspiration Avenue