Wednesday 14 August 2019

Wanderlust Layout

Today I want to share a double layout with a Vintage Travel theme
featuring chipboard titles from Scrap FX.

The focal point on these layouts are copies of original postcards from a private collection.
I scanned & printed them with my ink jet printer onto heavy card stock.
I sealed both sides of each card with Judikins Microglaze to protect the ink.

They hint at a pretty cool story about a brave & adventurous woman,
Auntie Ria (Victoria) who left Australia from Fremantle, WA on the ship shown below.

The other postcard shows she had reached Colombo, Ceylon.
I would have loved to have read her full letters sent home,
but unfortunately do not have those.

I continued the Indian theme through to the other page with Elephant stamps from Graphic 45,
real Sari cloth strips, gold & jewels.

The 12 x 12 papers used here are cotton rag paper which is very textured.
I used acrylic paints and my gel press plate to add layers of colour to the background.
Birgit Koopsen's new range of India inspired texture plates from Carabelle studios
made a soft pattern over the textured paper.

The Moroccan tile stencil brings out the blue in the exotic girls clothing & ties the pages together.
This image is another original postcard from that era.

The Vintage map includes both Australia & Ceylon.

The Journey & Wanderlust chipboard titles are painted with Turquoise Art Alchemy paint.

I am sure she had a grand adventure.
Her handwritten postcards are so inspiring even 115 years on!

Thanks for taking the time to read.  Cheers for now   Deb

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