Today we'll pick up our Texture calendar - June page. I don't know about where you live but June is when summer kicks into high gear here in Indiana. Fairs, Antique Tractor Shows, Hay time, etc...and most of all - SUNSHINE! February is a dreary time of year - everything brown and grey, it feels like mother nature is taking a nap and I sorely miss the sunshine of summer which is why I chose to color this page yellow!
This month's page texture is created by ephemera... stuff you find in your everyday life (new or old). Personally I LOVE ephemera and you'd be surprised at how much texture you can find. Today I'm using a bit of new and a bit of old to comprise my collage of textures...wall paper bits, paper doily (from a box of chocolates), vintage store trading stamps, mesh from a bag of garlic, tissue from an invoice book. I'm also using a few bits from pages that create a visual texture - sheet music, maps, ledger papers, dictionary pages, etc.
I started off by gluing everything down
using Shimmer Creative Medium.
Trimmed off the excess once dry.
I chose 3 different colors of Yellow Gelatos
that I scribbled over the page.
I spread and blended the colors together with my fingers.
I don't know why but
I'm just not satisfied with the results when I use other "tools".
I finished off the page with my calendar
and some "summery" embellishments.