Friday, March 15, 2013

M for Mallard

The letter "M" is the next one up for the Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn. Actually we had to pick a word between MA and ME. Since I am running late I thought I would do something easy this time. Well, easy didn't happen but I had a good time.

I found the mallards in an old bird book and tried to make a background similar to the one on the page I cut them from. I took a sheet of white tissue paper and stamped it with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads. I used several colors and then spritzed water on it so the color would spread and blend together.

Here are my leftovers. I forgot to take a picture before I cut it up.

Then I cut it into tiny pieces and used a gel medium to glue them down on the page. I didn't have any yellow ink so I watered down some acrylic paint and used that on the tissue for the sun. Then I used some of the tissue as is to make the clouds. I bunched it up a little so you could see them because they were so light. I forgot to mention that I mixed some light blue paint and gesso to cover the dictionary page.

I like how the distress ink made such pretty colors on the tissue!

Thanks for visiting and thank you to The Craft Barn for adding my "H" page to the 
Wall of Fame!


  1. Fabulous collage pages, great word.

    Sylv xx

  2. Gorgeous collage Susan, what a creative and clever background.
    Hugs x

  3. Great pages, Susan! I love the tissue paper technique. It really looks great.

  4. Great page, love the tissue paper background

  5. Let me pick myself up off floor and study this very carefully - I think you have made a masterpiece and I really love it. I think this challenge is so much fun and meeting so many different people and seeing so many different styles. Just think of the book we will have when we are finished!!! Love your pages!!

  6. Love your mallards - the images are great but the tissue background is inspired!!

  7. Wow - this is fabulous :)
    Love your mallard-pages :)
    *Hugs from Inger*

  8. Oh I am so pleased someone chose mallards...I love ducks :D What a clever way to do your background, fabulous pages Susan! Thank you for joining us again over at The Craft Barn xxx

  9. Great collage pages and a lovely word choice Love ducks acording to DH all my photos are of I don't believe it!!! they are so cute especially the babies ah :D


  10. Lovely job Sue - you did a great job!

  11. Fabulous Mallard what you have done with the collaged tissue Susan...the colours are wonderful..a great take on the M challenge x

  12. What a fantastic collage!! great work !!

  13. Gorgeous pages! Love your interpretation of Mallard, a new word for me, I thought a duck was just a duck LOL! Can't wait to see your 'P' pages! Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciated your comment. Hugs Frea

  14. I am in love with this page!!
    Sorry I'm so late in returning the visit!

  15. Such a gorgeous altered book you have created! I love the texture and images! Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog!