I began by resting two sketches I had done in Portfolio pastels in the pages of an old copy of Pride and Prejudice on my art journal and drawing around them.
This was so that I could gauge where to have my texture on the background of my journal pages.
I then added Grunge Paste tinted with Fresco paints and pushed through stencils to create the impression of an outdoor setting.
I also added some lace and some netting to this page...
and a stamped and die-cut fabric leaf to this one.
Now I played around with positioning painted, curled paper strips made from the text of the novel before removing them, putting them somewhere safe and spraying both pages with diluted South Pacific Fresco paint.
I now stuck down the faces and the curls of paper and did some painting and doodling to integrate the faces into the pages.
Some Treasure Gold and a Tim Holtz sentiment stamped onto Chatsworth paper with curled corners were added to this side, before I added finishing touches with Fresco Finish paints in Chalk, Brown Shed and Jade.
So who are my famous literary couple, the epitome of the essential Male/Female conflict that has come to be the template for virtually every subsequent romantic novel? Mr Darcy and...
Thank you for stopping by Magpieheaven today and taking a look at my interpretation of