Believe it or not, I was aiming to have a green cover for my bird book.
I took a folded piece of strong card and spread it quite liberally with gesso before embedding scraps of fine scrim, lace and any other bits I fancied into the gesso. I then sprayed it with Quink ink which faded to a greyish blue. I used three different craft sprays in shades of green and each time the colour dried to a rather nasty dirty pinky beige. It was not destined to be green.
Finally I tried a brown spray and settled for this result, though it is very drab.
A gentle rub here and there with Treasure Gold has perked it up a bit.
I think I'll leave it at that.
I have been putting off using my Gelli plate for weeks now. How can a grown woman be scared of a Gelli plate?!! I need some interesting paper to line the cover and see an opportunity to create something with the plate, so a lovely messy weekend is on the cards.