Friday, May 3, 2024

Guest Designer Frieda Oxenham

As someone who was born in The Netherlands tulips have been a constant presence. There was a period in the 17th Century when tulip bulbs changed hands for gigantic amounts. It is referred to as tulip  mania and eventually  resulted in a massive market crash. Before that happened though people were keen to display their tulips and special multi-tiered vases were designed specially for that purpose, very often in Delfts Blue. This is my interpretation of such vases.

Here is the tutorial:

1.     Gesso a page in your art journal. I’m working in an A3 sized one (297 x 420mm or 11.7 x 16.5”)

2.     Spray the page with alcohol inks and let them run into each other. Thin with water or the special mixing fluid for alcohol inks. Let the page dry thoroughly. 

3.     Using white acrylic paint and stencil LL1003 Autumn Leaves add leaves over the page using a small amount of paint to give a paler image.

4.     Take an 8 x 10” gelli plate and add 2 or 3 colours of green, blue and yellow acrylic paint and take prints on copy paper.

5.     Takes stencil L915 Tulips Mask and add 2 or 3 colours of red, pink and yellow to your plate and put the stencil on top of the painted plate. Take prints on your papers from step 4.


6.     Cut out the top parts (the tulips) from your pages in step 5 and one of the bottom parts (leaves) and collage them onto the page in your art journal from step 3 using soft gel medium.

7.     Stencil a frame work of leaves around the edges of the page, using a mix of green acrylic paints and stencil LL1009 Leafy Garden

8.     Add washi tape to the edge of the bowl and use permanent markers to add circles and outline the bowl and the tulip pieces with permanent markers.

9.     Glue on the text (from a magazine). 


© Frieda Oxenham 2024

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