This week the colour is pink. For my project inspiration it is the soft almost can't see it pink of the morning sky, the bright almost fushia of an oilcloth table covering and the soft pink walls in the home of the tobacco farmer Benito and the bright flowers of the flame tree against the pink stucco of the hotel walls in the Vinales area.
I started by putting down a covering of light pink mulberry paper, I stamped this all over with a rustic wild rose print in a mocha pink and added a bit of my favorite cheesecloth stamp in a pinky orange sherbet. I used matte medium and acrylic paints in a light pink, a fushia and a coral to work in some softened areas. Some paint spatters on top of that and then worked in some fushia and coral pieces of cheesecloth which was the headband of a straw hat I wore in Cuba. Finally I covered the whole with melted beeswax (love the smell!). I used my craft iron and a several sheets of plain paper to move the wax around and take quite a bit off. The scan darkens the page quite a bit, I am quite pleased with the IRL version!
And my inspiration..