The other fortnightly Craft Barn challenge this time is using blue. Well, as that is my most favourite colour, I had to join in on this one!
I used an embossing folder on a piece of white card (I've got a very old Cuttlebug which has seen a lot of use over many years and is still going strong!). Then I lightly hit the high points with a Versamark pad, followed by gold embossing powder. It doesn't matter if there are some stray areas of embossing powder, that just adds to the random-ness!
Sprinkle some Brushos (blues of course) and spritz with water. Use a small paint brush to push the paint into the embossed image.
A pretty die-cut butterfly finishes it off.
I went to Tate Britain yesterday to see the Painting with Light exhibition, which explores art and photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the modern age.
Fascinating exhibition; I hadn't really thought about what effect the invention of photography had on art.
I've always loved the Pre-Raphaelites, particularly Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and there were quite a few of his paintings included.
So, continuing with the blue theme, this painting was in the exhibition - Mariana (1870).
The digital reproduction doesn't show the vibrancy of that dress!
Also at Tate Britain at the moment there is a free Turner exhibition, also very enjoyable.
The Painting with Light exhibition is on until the 25 September.
That's my culture fix for this month!