I used acrylic paints for the background. Pale blue washed down with gesso and pale green for the field. It's a simple page, no unnecessary embellishments, textures or distractions. Tranquility. Just a field of red poppies against a clear blue sky with little white clouds. A telling contrast... lest we forget the price of peace.
When the background is completely dry, I stamped the poppies directly on the page with Versafine Vintage Sepia. I coloured the stems and leaves with Copics and Faber Castel Brush Markers. Then I stamped the poppies and buds separately, coloured and fussy cut them before adhering them to the page using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I added a tiny touch of Wink of Stella Clear to each poppy.
I wanted the poppies to look like they are swaying gently in the breeze. So I added a small piece o foam tape in the middle to the flowers before adhering the cut-out poppies. I did the same for the poppy buds too and added a dollop of Ranger Glossy Accents to give a rounded edge.
For the quote, I used Echo Park Allison alpha stamps and Ranger Archival Black ink. I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Duck Egg, falling from the sky - the young men who fell to bring peace. The droplets blend into the sky beautifully, so I adjusted the lighting to be able to photograph it.
The quote is the last line of the 4th stanza of Laurence Binyon's poem "For The Fallen":
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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That's it from me today. Thank you for stopping by today and for all your kind words on my blog. Have a blessed Sunday and stay safe.