Monday, 16 March 2009

Crusade 29 - Brush Effects!



Michelles crusade this month involves messing about with brush effects and that is exactly what I did! Working in this black journal (again!) and using some very bright paints, I stencilled, monoprinted, and used both clean and dirty dry brush techniques! One of the interesting things I did was stippling with a hard brush which I did to fill in the Orange flower which had gone rather 'blobby' when I had stencilled it. I am feeling rather pleased that I managed to cover up something which had not turned out as I had expected. Anyway, I still feel I have a little more to do here but wanted to put this one up for starters.

13 comments:

michelle ward said...

Julie - this rocks! LOVE the black pages!! Isn't it less intimidating to start on? Fab fab fab monoprints of the flowers, and I spy some brushed monoprinting too. The page has it all and really looks grand. Thanks for sharing with the team!

manda said...

looks like fun.

Dianne said...

The black background really makes a strong contrast...love the results!

M said...

I like! Nice work. Marlynn

Kim Mailhot said...

I love the black background, Julie ! I like the lite brite glow. Love the flower prints !

Excellect brush effects, Crusader !

Lisa Dawn said...

was your place very messy after doing all these techniques.

LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful !!!
The flowers seem so bright & outstanding on the black background.

cathsheard said...

Having been really taken with all the reds people have used, it's the medium blue that rocks for me on your pages - I think it looks great. Love the flowers.

Stephanie said...

Like the yellow brush going through the page...

jgr said...

The black background really makes everything POP! Awesome job.

Robin said...

I love this! What a lively and wild image! Nice job.

Regina said...

Really nice color palette on the black. It makes me think of one of the lighted chalk marker boards, but MUCH better.

Becci said...

I have never seen anyone use a black background for their journal! Imagine that! I see from all the other comments I'm not alone with that.

You are over the top!

Have a great hair day!