Today's offering began as a response to Simon Says Stamp & Show blog challenge - ink free stamping. I've had this Papermania mini-album hanging about the place for a while waiting for inspiration to strike so I decided that the time was ripe to make some use of it.
I covered the lower right of the shape with gold Ferro paint in a nice thick layer, sprayed my stamp (a foam one designed for stamping home decor projects) with water and stamped it into the Ferro. Result! The opposite corner was looking a bit bare so I covered that with Croco paints in turquoise, bronze and gold.
I don't know about you, but I love peacock feathers and the colours of the album page were reminding me so much of them...so I had to include one. The peacock is the bird associated with the goddess Juno (Hera), queen of the gods of Olympus, and this gave me the title for my page. I printed out the word "Goddess", aged the paper with some Vintage Photo and Pumice Stone DI's and put it behind the Tim Holtz ornate plate, which I'd coated with Celtic Bronze gilder's paste and a touch of Patina paste. While I had the gilder's paste handy, I gave the edges of the page a touch of both colours. Finally, I put an acrylic AB gem at the base of the feather to neaten it up.
I'm thinking that I may theme each page inside the album for different goddesses - what do you think?