It's a yucky, soggy, rainy Fourth of July here in Virginia and I had no plans to go out this year so I decided to head up to my crafty room and search for Freedom in my Bible...There were quite a few verses that refer to Freedom in the Bible, but I felt this one spoke to me the most today:
1 Peter 2:16-17
After finding the perfect verse, I thought about which medium I would use to bring my interpretation to life. I selected some old dried out Inka-Gold inks by Viva Decor. I used Lava Red, Cobalt Blue and Silver. I have quite a collection of inks and coloring tools and hadn't used them in years. I just had to add a little bit of water to refresh them and they were good to go. I started out prepping the pages (and the verse) with a little rubbing of Journey Gel Medium and a light wash of Gesso.
It may be difficult to see in the photo above but this page spread is quite shimmery! The Inka-Gold has a metallic finish and when painted onto the paper, it shimmered and shined...too much actually. I had to mute it down a bit with a Gesso wash and applied some extra sheen here and there. After applying the Inka-Gold, I stamped my star images (From the Star Bright set) using Black Licorice ink. Blasting it with the heat gun allowed for a quick-dry and I was off to layer some more!
If you look closely, you can also see that I applied some "fishnet" background (Retired) stamping along with my penciled journaling. After adding a bit of splattering from some Journey Silver Silk and Liquitex Metallic Silver paint, I blopped a few droplets of Journey Glaze onto the panels. I also added some Red and Silver Stickles here and there. When all was dry, I rubbed a bit of Silver Rub-n-Buff onto the edges. When burnished it gives an amazing metallic effect to the edges. A little wood clip with some fun Candy Apple Statin ribbon and Tinsel Trim Ribbon finished this side off.
While working on the left side, I also made sure to work on the right side at the same time. I find doing both sides at the same time gives me a more cohesive look and I can avoid some temptations from my muse to add more or do something different. After this side was done, I added a little embellishment of Cranberry Bliss cardstock, Fam Bam Clips and some Tinsel Trim Ribbon. That finished the spread off!