Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Deb's entry in Robyn's Travel the World journal

Hi everyone. I have had this Journal for over a month now and only just hammered out this page as inspiration struck. I decided to do a page on Pakistan as that was where I was born. I researched all the stuff I remembered about living in Karachi, but I just couldn't pull it all down together on a page. I printed road maps and currancy and landmarks before the journal arrived and then I saw that it was already in other peoples entry's and I drew a blank...what now? what else did I remember as a kid? Painted trucks, Weddings, the stunning fabrics, jewels and the lavish henna designs on a brides hands and feet. Trucks and Brides????? Hmmm tricky....
I started breaking the blank page with Colour Shot sprays from Lindys stamp gang and then stencilling a Persian (ish) design with paints in brown and coral as a contrast. I stamped a face image from Stampendeous in archival ink and drew in the hair and head covering around it.
I then stuck on some Truck inspired Pakistani art with script as borders that I printed out from Pinterest with Gel medium and covered it all. (sorry about the bad quality pics as my phone camera is on the blink)
 I then used acrylics to paint her face in and liked the idea of the bride looking downwards. I used a mix of acrylic paints, posca paint pens, Silks acrylic glaze and  big brush pens to finish off her face. I heat embossed a silver pattern on her head dress. Accents were liquid pearls, old earings, heat and stick powder with distress glitter for the title.
I finished off the piece with some stamping in a henna type, feather pattern with dylusions archival ink in Calypso Teal. It has a beautiful metallic sheen to it that just doesn't show in the Pics, but I hope you like it Robyn.


  1. Oh I love this so exotic and makes me want to travel

  2. Wow Deb, this is amazing! Great work. :)

  3. This is gorgeous Deb I love it you put so much work into it thank you xx

  4. What a wonderful job you have done there Deb. An outstanding result. Beautiful!!

  5. Wow - what a lot of thought went into this piece. It is wonderful


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