The September challenge to the Green Pepper Press Street Team was "In a Scrape," in which we were to create a multi-colored background using nothing but scraping tools...no brushes. The first attempt I did in my journal, you can see it here.
But when my "art group" decided to hold a "True Colors" round robin, I knew it was the perfect technique with which to introduce the colors for my book. I chose a palette of blues, greens, and yellows.
I first treated the spread (in an old book) with a couple of thick coats of gesso. Then I blobbed and spread (with a palette knife) a couple of shades of yellow on the bottom part of the page.
That was followed by a couple of shades of blue at the top of the page.
I then did the same with shades of green in the middle. I let the first layer dry overnight (it was pretty thick with paint), and when I saw it the next day I felt that it was a bit on the dark side.
So I repeated the process with brighter, more saturated colors, and scraped those over the first layer with an old gift card. I then went to my local hardware store and grabbed a bunch of paint chips in my chosen colors, and sliced and glued them onto one side of the spread. I coated the entire thing with a layer of Modge Podge which acted as a varnish and sharpened the texture and color.